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Close Calls sub-series

Documentary profiling peer support as a resource in teen suicide prevention. The peer support group at Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan is profiled. Interviewees include: John Bragstad, family counselor and former advisor of the Luther peer support group; Autumn Fox and Matt Comstock, former Luther peer support counselors; and Ken Stalwick, advisor of the Luther peer support counselor. Produced in association with Vision TV and SCN. Records include: a closed captioned master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; B rolls; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Friends Left Behind sub-series

Documentary on the impact that suicide has on the friends of Geoff, a young man who took his life three years previously. Interviewees include: Shari, Geoff's former girlfriend; Paul, Geoff's best friend; and Steve, Geoff's friend. Records include: a closed captioned master; a dub of the master; a fine cut; unedited interviews; and transcripts of interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

One Survivor's Message: Don't Kill Yourself sub-series

Television documentary examining youth suicide, including the factors that lead teens to contemplate suicide, and the events leading to and following the suicide attempt. Primary subject is David, who after attempting to commit suicide was able to turn his life around and is urging others to seek help rather that ending their lives. When aired on television, a live youth forum and panel discussion, hosted by journalist Ann Medina, preceded the documentary. Records include: a dub of an offline master; master playback including an introduction to the live forum; B rolls; unedited "streeter" interviews of teens; unedited interviews of David; and promotional pamphlets.

Independent Moving Pictures Inc.

Patrick's Story sub-series

Documentary of Patrick Bird, an actor and musician formerly of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who survived childhood sexual abuse, parental neglect, life in the foster care system, alcohol and drug abuse, and multiple suicide attempts. Includes interviews of Bird, two of his foster parents, a former teacher, and musician Keith Secola. Introduction by the documentary's writer/producer Doug Cuthand. Produced in association with the National Film Board, Vision TV, SCN, the Knowledge Network, and Heartland Releasing Inc. Records include: a master; introduction; and unedited interviews.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-

Remembering Tom sub-series

Documentary of a family from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan coping with the loss of Tom, a young man who committed suicide two years earlier. Includes interviews of Tom's parents, Pat and John, and his siblings Josh and Rachel who discuss Tom's childhood, the factors that may have lead to his suicide, and their journies through the grief process. Produced in association with the National Film Board, Vision TV, SCN, the Knowledge Network and Heartland Releasing Inc. Records include: a master and dub; unedited interviews; and B rolls.

Cooper Rock Pictures Inc., 1998-