Creating the Film - Suicide: The Ripple Effect with Greg Dee Dicharry
13:23 · 2018
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Greg Dee Dicharry is at the annual National Council for Behavioral Health Conference to support the film Suicide: The Ripple Effect with co-producer and co-director Kevin Hines.
Greg is a native of Louisiana who in 1993 moved to Hollywood and began living his vision of working in the film industry. Several years later that career path was derailed by mental illness and drug addiction. For the last 9 years he has been leading one of the nation’s leading youth programs focused on empowering young people with mental health, substance abuse and foster care challenges. Since 2010 Greg has been combining these two passions and has produced, directed and edited numerous mental health related PSA's and videos designed to educate and inspire.
In his previous film career Greg held a variety of positions including production assistant, assistant director, director, and producer on independent, and major studio feature films, music videos, commercials, and short films. Greg has produced, and directed numerous commercials, film, and video projects including the TV pilot Tribe TV, which received a regional EMMY Award. He produced Heroin the Real Deal, a prevention film featuring surviving members of the band Sublime. Go Cat Go - an EPK for music legend Carl Perkins, and a 35mm music video.
Greg has continued to sharpen his producing skills by producing large scale youth festivals MY Fest, and other community events throughout the country. He has produced 20 MY Fest events nationally with budgets totaling over five hundred thousand dollars. They have attracted over 50,000 attendees and reached thousands more via social media and news coverage from Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, COX and Comcast TV affiliates, as well as numerous major radio networks.