Keynote Speaker / Panelist / Presenter

Ethan Paisley is a filmmaker and activist known for bringing social issues to light through his various films, media campaigns, and speeches. Topics include: LGBTQ and Minorities in Film and Media, Filmmaking in the Age of iPhones, Distribution on a Micro-Budget, Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Human Trafficking, Mental Illness in Teens, PTSD in Military Veterans, and Postpartum Depression. Recent events include: 

  • NAMI presents Point 453 "Bipolar in Youth" 2017, 32TEN Studios, San Rafael, CA

  • The Many Faces of Mental Health "Early Signs of Bipolar" 2017, Santa Rosa, CA 

  • SF Coalition Against Human Trafficking "Human Trafficking in Petaluma" 2017, San Francisco, CA

  • Shared Hope International "Human Trafficking and Social Media" 2017, San Rafael, CA

  • TED-Ed: ieSonoma "Filmmaking in The Age of iPhones" 2017, Santa Rosa, CA

  • Sonoma Academy "Distribution on a Micro-Budget" 2018, Santa Rosa, CA

  • Cannes Lions "Beyond the Small Screen: GenZ + Distribution" 2018, Cannes, FR

  • The Lark Festival "Visibility for Women in Film" 2018, Larkspur, CA

  • Teen Indie Awards "The Next Generation of Cinema" 2018, New York, NY

TED-Ed: ieSonoma


Presents: Ethan Paisley. Skip to 36:36 for talk.

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