UPCOMING

SCREENINGS

NOVEMBER 23th

Toruń, Poland

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Toruń, Poland! Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

LOCATION: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (co-organizer: the Polish Logopedic Association)

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

NOVEMBER 23th

Wroclaw, Poland

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Wroclaw, Poland! Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

LOCATION: Wroclaw Centre for Social Development 

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

NOVEMBER 28th

Melbourne, Australia

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WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be having its Australian Premiere! Special thanks to Richard Stephans and Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) for making this screening possible!  Richard just started a SAY branch in Australia and they do incredible work to help young people who stutter and spread awareness about stuttering.   For more information please press the icon.

SEAT BOOKING: register your ticket allocation at rich@sayaustralia.org.au.

LOCATION: Singapore Theatre (Rm B120) Glyn Davis Building, Melbourne School of Design, Masson Road, Parkville, VIC 3010

Time: 6:15pm - 8:30pm Price:

FREE admission - any donations will be taken on the night.

DECEMBER 14th

Krakow, Poland

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Krakow, Poland! Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

LOCATION: Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University 

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

Coming to Spain in 2020

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Spain for the Asociación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología e Iberoamericana de Fonoaudiología Spain 2020.  details to come!

 

LOCATION: TBA

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

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PAST SCREENINGS

100 Screenings Worldwide!

 

PARTIAL LIST BELOW:

California Speech & Hearing Association Convention (3/17/17)

Cleveland International Film Festival (April 2nd,3rd & 4th 2017) (World Premiere)

National Stuttering Association Conference (7/6/17)

American Psychological Association Convention/Film Festival (8/3/17)

Los Angeles Unified School District (8/14/17)

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (8/26/17) (New England Premiere)

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (October 6th & 8th 2017) (Award Winner)

Awareness Film Festival (10/15/17) (Westcoast Premiere) (Award Winner)

Kansas International Film Festival (11/5/17) (Award Winner)

American Speech and Hearing Convention (11/10/17)

The Borrego Springs Film Festival (1/14/18) (Award Winner)

Western Washington University/Pickford Film Center (January 25th & 28th 2018)

San Francisco State University (2/2/18)

Sacramento State University (2/3/18)

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Winter Series (2/9/18)

 LACOE 2018 Special Education Symposium (3/1/18)

Cinema Village/SRFF (New York Premiere) (3/1618)

California Speech & Hearing Association Convention (3/24/18)

New York University & American Institute of Stuttering (4/19/18)

Cal State Northridge NSSHLA (4/27/18)

Awareness Festival Award Winners Monthly Screening Series (4/29/18)

American Institute for Stuttering (5/2/19)

Portland State University/ CHAT Retreat (5/5/18)

Central Valley Fluency Center & Fresno State (5/11/18)

CPLOL (European Congress for European SLPs) in Lisbon, Portugal (5/11/18)

Awareness Festival Award Winners Monthly Screening Series (5/19/18)

Hacienda La Puente School District (5/30/18) 

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (6/9/18) (New Mexico Premiere)

Eastern Michigan University/Michigan Theater (2 screenings) (6/30/18)

Spirit Quest Film Festival (7/6/18)

 One World, Many Voices: Science & Community (7/15/18 & 7/16/18) (Japanese Premiere)

Granite Bay Speech Screening in Granite Bay, CA (9/15/18)

Fundraiser for PWS in Africa at Maumee Theater (9/21/18)

Dove Library Screening- in Carlsbad, CA (9/23/18)

CSULB NSSHLA & The Speech Pathology Group (10/4/18)

German Stuttering & Self-help Congress (10/6/18) (German Premiere)

CSHA Workshop in Fresno, CA (10/13/18)

Northwestern University (10/18/18)

 City Lit (London, England) (10/20/18) (English Premiere)

Speech Pathology Group Screening in Walnut Creek, CA (10/20/18)

Kino UNION (10/22/18) (Berlin Premiere)

MÁLBJÖRG Screening in Reykjavíc, Iceland (10/27/18) (Icelandic Premiere)

Raise Your Voice (Atlanta, GA) (Nov 2 & 3 2018)

Chicago Public Schools (11/2/18)

Congreso Internacional de Tartatamundez (Tucuman, Argentina)  (11/10/18)

Isreali Stuttering Association (AMBI) Tel Aviv, Israel (11/11/18)

Isreal Stuttering Association (AMBI) Haifa, Israel (11/12/18)

Isreal Stuttering Association (AMBI) Jerusalem, Israel (11/13/18)

Minnesota National Stuttering Association (Fargo Theater) (11/13/18)

Isreal Stuttering Association (AMBI) Be'er-Sheva, Israel (11/14/18)

American Speech and Hearing Convention Movieplex (Nov 16th & 17th 2018)

CSHA Workshop in San Jose, CA (12/1/18)

Raise Your Voice in Atlanta, GA (12/8/18)

All Island Speech & Stuttering Therapy (Long Island, NY) (12/12/19)

Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI (12/21/19)

University of Redlands (1/23/19)

Raise Your Voice in Atlanta, GA (1/26/19)

Habla Libre Fundraiser in Perú, Lima (2/9/19)

NSA Fundraiser in Albuquerque, NM (2/22/19)

Monmouth University in West Long Branch New Jersey (2/28/19)

Halifax, Nova Scotia (3/5/19)

ABC in Montréal, Canada (3/8/19)

St. Gallen, Switzerland (3/16/19)

Cal State LA NSSHA (3/19/19)

Emerson College (3/27/19)

Isreal Stuttering Association (AMBI) in Ramat Gan, Israel (3/28/19)

NSA Fundraiser in Boca Raton, FL (4/3/19)

George Washington University (4/4/19)

NSA Fundraiser in Albuquerque, NM (4/5/19)

Stuttering Workshop in Berlin, Germany (4/6/19) 

Misericordia University (4/16/19)

Cal State Fullerton (5/3/19)

Exceptional Ed Screening in Pheonix, AZ (5/4/19)

Inclusion Week Screening at Cinema Cine-k in Oldenburg (5/8/19)

NSA One Day Regional Conference in Greenville, SC (5/18/19)

CINiBA in Katowice, Poland (Preview) (6/1/18)

CINiBA in Katowice, Poland (Polish Premiere) (6/8/18)

ISTAR in Calgary, CA (6/23/19)

Ostoja Society Lublin, Poland (9/13/19)

California State Univeristy- Fresno (9/20/19)

University of Aukland & The New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (9/20/19)

Raise Your Voice in Atlanta, GA (TBA)

Camp More & Portland Stae University (9/28/19)

German Stuttering & Self-help Congress (10/4/18)

City Lit & Brittish Stammering Association (10/12/19)

The University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (10/18/19)

Warsaw, Poland (10/19/19)

Habla Libre Fundraiser in Perú, Lima (10/22/19)

ISTAR in Edmonton, CA (11/21/19)

Asociación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología e Iberoamericana de Fonoaudiología Spain 2020

 

AWARDS

WHEN I STUTTER was presented with the SUPPORTER OF PEOPLE WITH FLUENCY DISORDERS AWARD from THE INTERNATIONAL FLUENCY ASSOCIATION at the JOINT WORLD CONGRESS: ONE WORLD, MANY VOICES: SCIENCE & COMMUNITY in Hiroshima Japan.  This is as big of an honor as I could ever hope to receive.  Thank you to the amazing organizing team and all of the wonderful organizations who made this distinction possible!

This is a very Special Award that comes from Nancy Barcal of Granite Bay Speech!  Nancy runs a Speech-Language Pathology private practice in Granite Bay, CA.  She and her business have championed WHEN I STUTTER since the very beginning.  To receive this award from such a pillar in the community and a friend is a tremendous honor!   

2018 is off to a fantastic start!  I STUTTER was honored with the award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Borrego Springs Film Festival.  The festival is set in beautiful Borrego Springs, California. This marks the 5th award for WHEN I STUTTER!  Borrego Springs is an absolutely gorgeous backdrop for a film festival.  The BSFF was a truly great experience that will not be forgotten.  The caring festival organizers and the devoted audiences were all that filmmaker could ask for!

I am incredibly humbled and honored to have WHEN I STUTTER recognized at the KIFF! This award comes from an EXTRAORDINARILY engaged and wonderful audience at a top-notch Film Festival! The KIFF was such an exciting showcase for WHEN I STUTTER!  I was given first-rate treatment and appreciate everything the festival organizers, volunteers and filmgoers do to make this festival so special.   Kansas LOVES independent film and that is so evident in this special event!  

The West Coast Premiere of WHEN I STUTTER did not disappoint!  Friends, family and MANY members of the National Stuttering Association showed up IN FORCE to support my film.  YOUR SUPPORT led to an AUDIENCE AWARD for a DOCUMENTARY FEATURE! This was all possible because of YOUR support and belief in WHEN I STUTTER.  The AWARENESS FILM FESTIVAL is a tremendous film festival that has welcomed me as a filmmaker throughout the entire event... but tonight they outdid themselves!  It was an honor just to be a part of this special film festival.  Winning an award is the stuff of dreams! 

Truly honored to have received this award from such an incredible film festival!  The CHAGRIN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL will forever have a special place in my heart!  The festival is run in a very creative and engaging fashion.  Seemingly, the entire Community of Chagrin Falls was engaged in this festival and their support in us filmmakers is second-to-none.  Thank you to EVERYONE that helped me make this film. This award is a manifestation of your love, talent and undying belief in the film!

WHEN I STUTTER has been honored as the BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM from the LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LIFF).  The LIFF is an online film competition that showcases "innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.  The festival hopes to be the voice and representation for films with a unique voice and message, regardless of how low the budget might be.  Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent."  

PAST SCREENINGS

NOVEMBER 2nd

Paraguay

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to have its premiere in Paraguay!  This screening will be hosted by  Cinthia Hieber de Sarubbi and Tartamudez Paraguay.  Cinthia is very dedicated to spreading awareness for people who stutter in Paraguay.

LOCATION: Cine Al Aire- Pacheco 5629 casi Coronel R. Diaz

TIME: 10:30

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 24th

Berlin, Germany

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to have its second Berlin screening!  The screening will be hosted by Anja Herde and Kino Union Theater.  Anja is very dedicated to spreading awareness for people who stutter and is presenting the film as part of International Stuttering Awareness Day. Additional thanks to Manfred Fitzner hard work in creating the German subtitles.  More details to come...

LOCATION: Kino Union Theater

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 24th

Columbia, SC

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening at The University of South Carolina.   Special thanks to Charley Adams Ph.D. for his support in making this event happen!  Not only is Charley faculty at The Univ. of SC, but he is also a longstanding member of the National Stuttering Association and a strong advocate for people who stutter.

LOCATION: Russel House University Theater 

TIME: 5:30

TICKETS:  Free Entry

OCTOBER 25th 

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Brazil for AbraGagueira... this is the 10th Brazilian Meeting of People Who Stutter (Brazilian Stuttering Association) in Salvador da Bahia!  This screening will be followed by a Q & A with Director John Gomez.  Special thanks to Ana Paula G. Souza Mumy, M.S., CCC-SLP, Daniela Verônica Zackiewicz, M.S., SLP, Bianca Zackiewicz Ribeiro & Mariana Zackiewicz Ribeiro for their hard work in translating the film to Portuguese.  Tons of gratitude to this team for their support and promotion of the film!

 

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OCTOBER 22nd

Philadelphia, PA

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Special thanks to Joe Donaher for his support in making this event happen! Director John Gomez will be in attendance for a Q and A after the screening.

LOCATION: Stokes Auditorium at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

TIME: 6 PM

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 22nd

Brazil

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Brazil! This screening will commemorate ISAD and also the 20th anniversary of a successful stuttering support group.  Special thanks to Ana Paula G. Souza Mumy, M.S., CCC-SLP, Daniela Verônica Zackiewicz, M.S., SLP, Bianca Zackiewicz Ribeiro & Mariana Zackiewicz Ribeiro for their hard work in translating the film to Portuguese.  Tons of gratitude to this team for their support and promotion of the film!

LOCATION: Speech Therapy College of Santa Casa of São Paulo

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 22nd

Multiple CINEFLIX Theaters across Brazil

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening across 14 theaters Brazil! These screenings will be in honor of ISAD.  A big think you to CINEFLIX and Juliano Tortelli for giving WHEN I STUTTER such a huge platform.  

LOCATION: Go to CINEFLIX website to view all locations  http://www.cineflix.com.br/

TIME: 7:00 PM

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 22nd

Tel Aviv, Israel

WHEN I STUTTER was proud to be playing in Tel Aviv Israel!  This screening is hosted by AMBI (Israel Stuttering Association) which is a great organization that provides support for people who stutter in Israel.  This screening is being made possible by Hanan Hurwitz, Shiran Israel, and many others!  Special thanks to Shiran Isreal for translating the film to Hebrew!  For more information about AMBI please press HERE.

LOCATION: Tel Aviv Cinematheque

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 19th

Warsaw, Poland

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Warsaw, Poland! Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

LOCATION: TBA

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OCTOBER 19th

Toronto, ON

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WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Toronto! Thank you to The Canadian Stuttering Association for hosting this screening.  Director John Gomez will be teleconferencing in for a Q and A after the screening. The CSA will be hosting more screenings of WHEN I STUTTER so stay tuned.  To find out more about this wonderful organization please press the CSA icon.

LOCATION: University of Toronto CampusInnis Town Hall 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto ON

TIME: 1:35-2:50 PM

TICKETS:  For Conference Attendees

OCTOBER 18th

Billings, MT

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening at Montana Speech and Hearing Association Conference. Film participant and co-writer, Scott Palasik will be presenting a Q and A session after the screening.  Thank you MSHA and Scott for making this happen! 

LOCATION: OSSPEAC Conference

TIME: 10:00-11:30 AM

TICKETS:  For Attendees of Conference

OCTOBER 18th

Katowice, Poland

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Katowice, Poland! Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

LOCATION: The University of Silesia 

TIME: TBA

TICKETS:  TBA

OCTOBER 4th

Neumuenster, GERMANY 

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be making its 2nd appearance at  the German Stuttering & Self-help Congress for people who stutter in Neumuenster.  Special thanks to Manfred Fitzner (Who also did the German subtitles!) and Anja Herde for doing so much to get WHEN I STUTTER  exposure in Germany.

LOCATION: Neumuenster, Kiek in!

TIME: 2:30
TICKETS:  For Congress Attendees... please go HERE for more infomation.

OCTOBER 12th

London, ENGLAND

City Lit is having a screening of the film 'When I Stutter' this Saturday, 12th Oct, at 3pm in London as part of its Mental Wealth Festival. Tickets are available - see here for more info https://stamma.org/connect/events/when-i-stutter-screening

OCTOBER 13th

Columbus, OH

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening at Ohio Schools Speech Educational Audiology Coalition Conference (OSSPEAC). Film participant and co-writer, Scott Palasik will be presenting a Q and A session after the screening.  Thank you OSSPEAC and Scott for making this happen! 

LOCATION: OSSPEAC Conference

TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM

TICKETS:  For Attendees of Conference

SEPTEMBER 28th Portland, OR

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be screening in Portland! The wonderful hosts of the screening are CAMP MORE and Portland State University.  The mission of Camp More is to empower young people who stutter while at camp and beyond, to do more: find their voice and use it more, build more confidence and self-acceptance, and to establish more connections and friendships with peers.

LOCATION: 5TH AVE. CINEMA 510 SW Hall St. Portland, OR 97201

TIME: 7:00

TICKETS:  $10

SEPTEMBER 20th

Aukland, New Zealand

WHEN I STUTTER is honored to be having its New Zealand Premiere! Special thanks to The University of Aukland Speech Science Department & The New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association for hosting this special event!  These two entities are doing incredible work to help people who stutter and spread awareness about stuttering.   For more infomation please contact st.auckland@speechtherapy.org.nz

LOCATION:  The University of Aukland, Tamaki Innovation Campus, Bldg. 722.201 

TIME: 6 - 8 PM

TICKETS:  Free!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen in Calgary Canada on June 23, 2019! This screening was sponsored by the Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Research (ISTAR) Foundation which is an organization that offers specialized treatment to children, teens, and adults who stutter. In addition, they conduct research into stuttering, offer advanced professional training for speech-language pathology students and clinicians, and promote public awareness of stuttering and its treatment.  Plese click icon for more information. Special thanks to Renata Weir and Holly Lomheim for making this special event happen!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to have its Polish premiere on June 8th, 2019 in Katowice Poland!   Thank you to Katarzyna Węsierska, Marta  Węsierska, Mikołaj Witkowski and Aleksandra Krawczyk for their hard work in translating the film to Polish and for setting up a series of screenings in Poland beginning with this one.  This screening was followed by a Q and A with director John Gomez.  I can't thank this team enough for their support and promotion of the film. 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be back in NYC.  The screening was at Queens College, CUNY in NYC on June 2nd, 2019 and was hosted by Schneider Speech.  Like so many others on this wonderful journey, this screening was a heartwarming experience. Thank you to Dr. Phil Schneider, Uri Schneider and the whole team from Schneider Speech for hosting WHEN I STUTTER. The audience was fantastic and I was proud be part of the panel with Dan Greenwood and Saadiq Wicks. Many thanks to Uri who could not have done more to make the night a success.

Meeting Dr. Schneider and being a guest in his home was a great honor. I was trying to absorb every minute. Many thanks to him for his impactful contributions to the field of Speech-Language Pathology. WHEN I STUTTER (or any film that tackles the emotional impact of stuttering) exists because of his film TRANSCENDING STUTTERING.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen in Ramat Gan, Isreal on May 15th! The screening will be hosted by the Israeli Stuttering Association.  Thank you again to amazing Hanan Hurwitz and Shiran Israel for translating the film to Hebrew and using the film as a resource to spread information in Israel. 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen in Oldenburg, Germany on May 8th, 2019! The screening was be followed by a Q and A with Manfred Fitzner.  Manfred translated the film to German so he is very close to the production.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at Cal State Fullerton University on May 3rd! The screening will be followed by a Q and A with film participants Richard Alvarado and Luis Espinoza & director John Gomez.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) on April 16th, 2019! A panel discussion followed featuring board certified fluency specialists Glen Tellis, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., department chair and professor of speech-language pathology, and Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., associate professor of speech-language pathology.  A special thank you to Kyle Pelkey for working hard to make this happen.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be screen at George Washington University (Washington D.C.) on April 4th, 2019! Donations for this special screening went to fund scholarships to those in need of fluency treatment at George Washington University Speech and Hearing Center.​

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Keen Eye Productions was honored to partner with the Boca Raton Chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) for a special screening of WHEN I STUTTER at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) on April 3rd, 2019!  100% of the proceeds went go to the NSA which is an organization that does so much to help people who stutter.  The private screening was hosted by film participant and FAU professor Dr. Dale Williams.  Your donations meant so much!  Thank you! 💙  To find out more about the NSA click the icon.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at Emerson College (Boston, MA) on March 27th!  The screening was followed by a video conferenced Q&A with director John Gomez.  Special thanks to Adriana Degrande & Amit Bajaj. for making this event happen!

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WHEN I STUTTER was proud to play in Switzerland on March 16, 2019.  This screening was generously hosted by Lena Reising.  This was WHEN I STUTTER's Swiss premiere!

WHEN I STUTTER is proud return for a 3rd year to the CSHA Convention!  The convention took place on March, 15th 2019 in Pasadena, CA.  The film was followed by a Q and A with Dr. Scott Palasik, Gail Wilson Lew and director John Gomez.  Thank you all who attended and CSHA for the undying support!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen for the ABC in Montréal, Canada on March 8th, 2019.  The Q&A was moderated by Josephine Torossian, founder of Tangled Tongues, an association for university students who stutter.  The screening was followed by a Q&A with director John Gomez.  The film was shown with French subtitles thanks to the ABC's own Gen Lamroureux.  For more info on the ABC please follow this link to the ABC website.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 5th, 2019.  The event was hosted by Dr. Alison Thompson.  There will be a Q&A with members of a local stuttering support group after the screening.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be screening at Monmouth University for its New Jersey premiere on February 28th!  Thanks to friend and colleague extraordinaire Erik X Raj for making this wonderful event happen!

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Keen Eye Productions was honored partner with the National Stuttering Association (NSA) for a special screening of WHEN I STUTTER in Albuquerque, NM on February 22nd!  100% of the proceeds went go to the NSA which is an organization that does so much to help people who stutter.  The private screening was hosted by the Albuquerque Chapter of the National Stuttering Association and the UNM Speech & Hearing Clinic.  Your donations will meant so much!  Thank you! 💙  To find out more about the NSA click the icon.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen for Habla Libre in Lima, Perú on February 9th.  Habla Libre is a wonderful organization that provides support and information to people who stutter in Perú.  All the funds raised were used to fund the activities of support to the community of people with stuttering that Habla Libre supports.

On January 21st WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be screen at Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan as it's first screening of 2019.  Special thanks to Calvin College NSSLHA!​

WHEN I STUTTER was proud to be playing in East Meadow New York.  The film is generously sponsored by Lori Melnitski and her practice All Island Speech and Stuttering Therapy.  Press icon to find out more about Lori and All Island Speech & Stuttering Therapy

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WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be presented as an encore screening in Atlanta, GA!  This event was again hosted by SLP and champion for people who stutter Tim Mackesey.   The film was followed by a panel discussion with Tim Mackesey & many others. Thank you to Tim (and Sarah) for making this happen! To find out more about Tim's organization  "Raise Your Voice" please press the icon.

WHEN I STUTTER will be screened as part of a CSHA workshop in San Jose.  CSHA has been very supportive of WHEN I STUTTER and I was honored to present my film as part of one of their workshops.  Please click image for more info.

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen as part of ASHA's Annual Convention in Boston on November 16th and 17th.  WHEN I STUTTER was presented at last year's ASHA Convention and it was a fantastic experience.   The film was shown in the exhibit hall as part of the "Movieplex" during the convention.  The feedback was fantastic!  Thank you ASHA!​

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to have two screenings in Fargo, North Dakota on November 13th.  These screenings were graciously hosted by the Moorhead Minnesota National Stuttering Association. A special thank you to Fargo-Moorhead Sertoma Club, MSUM Chapter of NSSLHA and Advanced Mechanical for sponsorship of the film to make it free for the public.

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WHEN I STUTTER was proud to make its premiere in Israel!  There were a series of screenings that took place in Tel Aviv (11/11), Haifa (11/12) Jerusalem (11/13) and Be'er-Sheva (11/15).  These were presented by AMBI (Israel Stuttering Association) which is a great organization that provides support for people who stutter in Israel.  These screenings were graciously hosted by Hanan Hurwitz, Shiran Israel, Uri Schneider and many others!  Special thanks to Shiran Isreal for translating the film to Hebrew!  For more information about AMBI please press the logo.

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WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be screened as part of the Congreso Internacional de Tartatamundez in Tucuman, Argentina on November 10th.  Special thanks to Claudia Moreno Thillois and the Congreso committee for allowing the film to play.  Additional, thanks to Goncalo Leal for hosting the Q&A with filmmaker John Gomez via teleconferencing.  Press icon for more information.

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WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen 2 times in Atlanta, GA!  These events were hosted by SLP and champion for people who stutter Tim Mackesey.  The screenings were held at Georgia State University and The Alpharetta City Library on November 2nd & 3rd respectively. The film was followed by a panel discussion with Tim Mackesey, Vinamra Agrawal (film participant) & John Gomez (filmmaker). Thank you to Tim (and Sarah) for the amazing experience! To find out more about Tim's organization  "Raise Your Voice" please press icon.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to make its Icelandic premiere on October 27th!  The screening was hosted by MÁLBJÖRG which is an organization dedicated to helping people who stutter.  I can’t begin to express how special the screening of WHEN I STUTTER was in Reykjavík! Thank you to BrynjarSigríðurJónSatu and ALL the members of the Málbjörg for hosting a truly special event and for extending us first class hospitality 💙.  To find out more about this terrific organization press the icon.

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to make its Berlin premiere on October 22nd!  The screening was be hosted by Anja Herde and Kino Union Theater.  Anja is very dedicated to spreading awareness for people who stutter and is presenting the film as part of International Stuttering Awareness Day. Additional thanks to Manfred Fitzner for providing the German subtitles.    

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to make its London premiere on October 20th! The screening was generously sponsored by City Lit which has an adult stammering therapy center that provides therapy groups on an intensive and weekly basis as well as a professional teaching program for Speech and Language Therapists.  The screening will be hosted by Cathinka Guldberg.  

 

WHEN I STUTTER was screened at a free community event at

The Speech Pathology Group in Walnut Creek, CA. on October 20th.  Thank you so much to the SPG for hosting a screening and helping to get WHEN I stutter out to the world!

WHEN I STUTTER was proud to screen at Northwestern University on October 18th. The screening was generously sponsored by Northwestern University's Communication Disorders Department.   In particular, Denise Boggs Eisenhauer, Meaghan Quane Moriarty and Sarah Love Penzell did so much to make it a spectacular event.  Scott Palasik gave a great guest lecture on ACT. Thank you Kristin Chmela for putting this into motion, it was an honor having you in the panel 💙. Lastly, thanks to all the CSO folks and audience members that came out to support WHEN I STUTTER!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be screening as part of a CSHA workshop in Madera on October 13th.  CSHA has been wonderful to me and my film and I am honored to be presenting my film as part of one of their regional workshops.  Click image for more info.​

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be making its German premiere at the German Stuttering & Self-help Congress for people who stutter in Cologne on October 6th, 2018.  The screening was hosted by Manfred Fitzner (Who also did the German subtitles!) and Anja Herde.  There was a wonderful conversation with the audience via video conferencing! ​

WHEN I STUTTER was honored with an educational screening at Cal State University Long Beach on October 4th.  The screening was graciously hosted by The Speech Pathology Group and CSULB NNSLHA.  The film was followed by a Q and A with Director John Gomez and Josue Marcus.  

WHEN I STUTTER was honored with an encore educational screening at The Dove Library in Carlsbad, CA on September 23, 2018.  Filmmaker John Gomez was in attendance along with Richard Alvarado, Rachel Martinez, Catherine Moroney, Heather Najman and Gail Wilson lew.

 

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WHEN I STUTTER was honored to go to Maumee, OH on September 21st for a special event to raise funds for students in Rwanda and Ghana who are in need of stuttering therapy.  Kudos to Rod Gable for hosting an awesome event! Derek Daniels and Tom Scharstein were in attendance which made it extra special.  Press image to the left to learn more about this special project.

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be hosted by Granite Bay Speech in Fair Oaks, CA on September 15th, 2018!  This was a special screening of the film hosted by longtime supporter, friend and SLP extraordinaire Nancy Barcal.  I was proud to be a part of a panel discussion after the film which was moderated by Nancy and included NSA regional Director Mike Molino.  The audience was fantastic and asked some great questions.  I'm looking forward to working with both of these inspirational figures in the future!  Click the button on the left for more info on Granite Bay Speech.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at the JOINT WORLD CONGRESS: ONE WORLD, MANY VOICES: SCIENCE & COMMUNITY in Hiroshima Japan On July, 14 2018.  The experience was unforgettable.  So many passionate people came together to educate and make this event special.  An unexpected honor of SUPPORTER OF PEOPLE WITH FLUENCY DISORDERS AWARD was bestowed upon Scott Palasik and Myself from THE INTERNATIONAL FLUENCY ASSOCIATION.  This is as big of an honor as we could ever hope to receive.  Thank you to the amazing organizing team and all of the wonderful organizations who made this distinction possible.  This is the stuff of dreams- truly!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be an official section at the Spirit Quest Film Festival in Erie PA on July 6th.  This was the Pennsylvania State premiere for the film!

 WHEN I STUTTER was proud to screen to Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 30th at the VERY impressive Michigan Theater! The screening was generously sponsored by Eastern Michigan University and was hosted by the wonderful Casie Shannon.  Scott Palasik, Gail Wilson Lew and John Gomez were in attendance for a Q & A following each screening!  This Michigan audience was wonderful!  They were very engaged and asked terrific questions!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience on June 9th!  I was so proud to bring this film to my friends and family in the Southwest.  Thank you to the AFME for making this dream come true! 

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at the 10th European Congress of Speech and Language Therapists on May 11th.  Over the past 30 years, the CPLOL has represented Speech and Language Pathologists across Europe!  The star of the film and Fluency Specialist Gail Wilson Lew was in attendance for a Q and A.  The film was very well received and I have heard TONS of positive feedback.  Thank you to Michèle Kaufmann-Meyer (The president of the CPLOL) and all of the congress organizers for this amazing opportunity!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be presented for the community of Fresno on May 11! This event was hosted by the Central Valley Stuttering Center as well as the Fresno State CSDS Alumni Chapter.  The audience was wonderfully responsive and asked a lot of great questions.  On a special note, Susie Harder of CVSC has become a good friend and worked hard to make this event happen.  She and her therapy center do a lot for people who stutter! 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be a part of the CHAT Retreat On May 5th.  It was a special weekend of connecting and getting to know so many wonderful people.  Although I was invited to present the film and speak, I got a lot out of the experience personally.  I hope that the CHAT retreat becomes an annual tradition!  Thank you to Dr. Meagan McGill and everyone involved for organizing such a meaningful event.

WHEN I STUTTER was proud to be presented in an encore screening at the American Institute for Stuttering on May 2nd.  AIS and NYU hosted a sold-out screening on April 19th.  As a result of that successful event, WHEN I STUTTER was presented again.  The film will be followed by a Zoom Q & A with director John Gomez.  Hosts Heather Grossman, Chaya Goldstein and Mark O'Malia have been wonderfully supportive of this film.  The audience asked great questions and were very gracious!  Thank you to AIS and all the good you do in the world.

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be presented as an educational screening sponsored by the Cal State Northridge Communication Disorders Department and CSUN NSSHLA on April 27th.  Director John Gomez, Gail Wilson Lew, Richard Alvarado, Josh Marcus and Kevin Trang were in attendance for a panel discussion.  The audience was extremely engaged and asked wonderful questions in the Q and A.  Thank you CSUN NSSHLA and a special thanks to Nathalie Halajian for coordinating this special evening.

 

WHEN I STUTTER was privileged to be presented as a joint educational screening for the NYU Communication Disorders Department and The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) on May 19th at NYU.  Hosts Eric Jackson, Heather Grossman and Chaya Goldstein graciously organized the sold-out event.  The audience was wonderfully responsive and conscientious. Dr. Scott Palasik was in attendance and was engaging as always.  Scott was also honored to guest lecture at NYU's Communication Disorders program on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  We couldn't have asked for a better experience from New York City!

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to make its 2nd appearance at the 2018 California Speech & Hearing Association (CSHA) Convention on March 23rd in Sacramento.  The screening at the 2017 CSHA Convention in Pasadena was very well attended and the positive feedback was more than I could have hoped for.  This screening was just as incredible!  The audience reaction was absolutely heartwarming.   Thank you to the team at CSHA and thank you to my community of Speech-Language Pathologists for your endless support of my film!  

WHEN I STUTTER was proud to make its New York Premiere on March 16th at the iconic independent film venue Cinema Village. The screening was part of the Socially Relevant Film Festival.  "Raising awareness towards social issues through the powerful medium of cinema" is the main thrust of this film festival.  The screening was opened by the inspirational speaker Joze Piranian (see The Story Continues for more) and followed by a Q & A with director John Gomez, Co-writer Scott Palasik and Gail Wilson Lew (film participant).

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at the 2018 SPECIAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM for Los Angeles County.  The event was for teachers, administrators, and other educators serving students with disabilities.  The screening was followed by a panel discussion and Q and A with Gail Wilson Lew, Jenny Striplin, Josh Marcus and Richard Alvarado and Director John Gomez. 

WHEN I STUTTERThe had it's Northwest Premiere at the renowned Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, WA.  The event was graciously organized By Dr. David Evans of Western Washington University (also an early champion of the film and its cause).  The film played to a SOLD OUT audience and was extremely well received!  This was the first non-festival public screening for WHEN I STUTTER and I was touched by the outpouring of positivity and support by WWU faculty, students, The Pickford Film Center and the community of Bellingham.  To add to an already special event, Scott Palasik and Kevin Eldridge were in attendance!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored as an official selection at the Borrego Springs Film Festival.  The BSFF marked the 8th film festival and 5th award (Best Documentary) for WHEN I STUTTER.  The festival organizers gave us filmmakers top-notch treatment.  The audiences were engaged and asked wonderful questions.  I was also happy to have Gail Wilson Lew and Ty Mayberry (from the film) in attendance.  Borrego Springs, as a town, was completely galvanized to make this film festival special!

The ASHA Convention had so many incredible highlights this year. The presentation of WHEN I STUTTER received a standing ovation from my awesome SLP colleagues! It was really great seeing friends and familiar faces throughout the entire event! A HUGE highlight was getting an opportunity to talk to Micah Fowler from the TV Show Speechless!

 

 

WHEN I STUTTER was honored as an official selection at the Kansas International Film Festival!  The festival is set in Overland Park, Kansas.  The KIFF represented WHEN I STUTTER's Kansas State Premiere!  Their mission is to draw communities together to "share diverse cultures, viewpoints and conversation".  This was an exciting showcase for WHEN I STUTTER!  I was given first-rate treatment and appreciate everything the festival organizers, volunteers and film goers do to make this festival so special.

WHEN I STUTTER has had a fantastic run at several film festivals and conventions across the US.  I was proud to bring the film home to LA for the Awareness Film Festival for its West Coast Premiere.  The screening was ***SOLD OUT*** and the outpouring of positivity was overwhelming!   The AFF is a fantastic film festival with a BIG HEART and it is run by the organization Heal One World.  The film won The Audience Favorite Award which was an absolute dream to have happen here at home in LA!  Thank you to all the friends, family and SoCal National Stuttering Association Members who made this happen!

The team behind WHEN I STUTTER was honored to take home an Emerging Filmmaker Award from The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival!  The event took place in beautiful Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  EVERYTHING associated with this festival is designed to make you feel special as a filmmaker and help your film succeed.  The state of Ohio has been integral to the success of WHEN I STUTTER.  Thank you to the team at CDFF, you have forever changed the trajectory of my film!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to screen at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival on August 26th, 2017.  This fantastic festival took place in the charming town of Middlebury, Vermont which was a breathtaking stop that I made when making this film.  WHEN I STUTTER was privileged to have its New England Premiere at the  MNFF.  Thank you to the amazing team at MNFF!

WHEN I STUTTER was honored to be 1 of 24 films screened at the American Psychological Association Film Festival on August 3rd, 2017! The festival was part of the American Psychological Association's 125th Annual Convention in Washington D.C.  In attendance were psychologists, students of psychology and other mental health professionals. 

National Stuttering Association Conference 2017

WHEN I STUTTER was honored with a special screening at the 2017 National Stuttering Association Conference in Dallas Texas.  The film was followed by a panel discussion with Gail Wilson Lew, Rachel Martinez, Ty Mayberry, and Jenny Striplin.  The entire conference had one of the most positive and supportive vibes that I have ever felt!  The fantastic reception of WHEN I STUTTER by the NSA community was truly heartwarming!  As an unexpected treat, SLP Legend Fred Murray was in attendance!

WORLD PREMIERE

WHEN I STUTTER celebrated its world premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on April 2, 2017! Cleveland hosted a first-rate event and I feel honored to have had my film be a part of it.  Below you will find a video interview from the festival and some other pictures and links that captured the experience...  What a ride!