MY SISTER LIV features sisters Tess and Liv, who from a young age are inseparable. Liv is a young girl, growing up with relentless pressures of social media, teen depression and, often, suicidal thoughts. MY SISTER LIV takes us into a rare and riveting journey of raw emotions and fears of a young life on the edge — and ultimately a big sister’s desperate struggle to save her. Through fearless storytelling, MY SISTER LIV reveals the realities of stigma, the struggles of mental health, and the aftermath for the survivors left behind in a suicide. As a family learns to cope with their new normal, they find hope in filling a gap around fearlessly talking about mental health and ultimately to save young lives.
MY SISTER LIV, THE FILM
We are a group of filmmakers who believe wholeheartedly in Liv’s impact and legacy. Through her story, told by sister Tess and mom Honey, Liv’s family bravely takes us on their private journey of love and loss, to help end youth suicide.
recently, she produced Youth v Gov, which premiered at DOC NYC in 2020 and will have global
distribution in 2022. Previously she produced The Human Element featuring James Balog, which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2018; Under the Gun with director Stephanie Soechtig, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and was distributed by EPIX/Lionsgate; and Racing Extinction with director Louie Psihoyos, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and was distributed by Discovery. In 2016, Olivia was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Olivia was co-producer of The Cove, which has garnered over 70 awards globally, including the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary and the Producers Guild of America documentary award.
FINCH, an Independent Australian production company.
Beginning her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and RadicalMedia, Camilla has produced a
prolific number of award-winning commercial campaigns, music videos, and shorts such as
HOMEBODIES (Official selection SXSW 2016). With producing credits on feature
documentaries A Fire Inside (Official selection Sydney Film Festival 2021), Girls Can’t Surf
(Official selection TriBeca Film Festival 2021), MACHINE (Official selection MIFF 2019), and
NETFLIX Original Chef’s Table, as well as an Executive Producer on The Meddler - El Metido
(Official selection MIFF 2020), she had guided numerous and highly varied documentary
projects to financial and commercial viability.
Throughout his career Rob has created work that is internationally renowned and critically acclaimed having won D&AD pencils, Gold at Cannes Lions, One Show, London Internationals, New York Festival and Award awards. His entertainment work has also been recognised at the International Digital Emmys and the AFIs. Rob’s experience and ever evolving passion for innovation has now seen him launch multiple award winning and globally patented technology creations including the Most Powerful Arm; a Black Pencil winner, 37 Degrees; a Gold Cannes Lions winner.
Rob has successfully forged a destiny for FINCH outside the remit of film adn advertising. In addition to entertainment, he is the backbone of FINCH’s social impact and technological initiatives including Creatable; a STEM education curriculum, Nakatomi; a technology company, and The Lion’s Share Fund -- an initiative where brands are able to contribute to the protection of our natural world each time an animal image is featured in their advertisements.
The Lion's Share was awarded the 2019 Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Good and also received a D&AD Impact White Pencil in the same year.
Rob’s investment in the future and innate ability to stay relevant is what sets himself apart as a pioneer industry leader. FINCH delivers prestigious content time and time again led by Rob’s ambitious vision that rewards risk, impacts culture and pushes boundaries.
What We’re Hearing
“LIV is an honest and timely story, told in a safe manner that does not glorify the issues around mental health, but brings the issues out into the light, taking the stigma head on.”Jason D. WilliamsPsyD MS Ed, Clinical Director, Director of Quality and Safety: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Mental Health Institute
“I have struggled with depression since 2016, and there were multiple times I have thought about taking my life. However, after watching this movie and seeing how Liv’s choice impacted her sister and mother, I understood that taking my life by suicide wasn’t an option for me anymore.”Maddie, 18Colorado
“Watching this film awakens a sense of activism to not be afraid to keep the conversation going and reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.”Jenna GloverPh.D., Director of Psychology Training, Children’s Hospital Colorado
“[The film] was life-changing. I’m not saying that I’m completely better, but I seriously don’t want to die by suicide anymore.”Aria, 17Colorado
Host a private
MY SISTER LIV
with your people.
Soon you can host a private screening of MY SISTER LIV followed by a Zoom discussion with Tess Kunik, and/or a member of the filmmaking team or one of our team therapists. Told through young voices and professionals, the film sparks the need for fearless conversations and gives audiences the words to start talking and to help turn the tide of youth suicide.
*IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. The Liv Project is NOT a professional organization in the mental health field. The Liv Project does NOT offer psychiatric, medical or any other professional advice. We are NOT a crisis center. Our organization was founded by individuals who have lost friends and family members to suicide. Our goal is to build a community where we share information with each other that we have gathered about mental health resources and facilities and NOT to serve as a substitute for sound, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or a friend is in need of help, you should immediately seek that help and advice from qualified mental health professionals. This website is for informational purposes only. Please note that The Liv Project shall NOT be responsible for the content or services provided by any organizations, individuals or other resources referenced on our website or which you become aware of through this website, publications or other materials and information provided to you by or which you have become aware of through The Liv Project. The main goal of The Liv Project is to help people in distress get information about the professional resources that are out there so that we can together help prevent mental health crises from ending in suicide.