Nonfiction Media Programs
Nonfiction Media is currently working full time on THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, a feature length documentary about the life and death of a girl in Nepal highlighting the need for mental health to a priority in global health.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much is an intensely personal investigation into the life and death of Shanta Darnal, a poor, “untouchable” village girl in Nepal who had hit the globalization jackpot–a scholarship from a foreign NGO to study in a prestigious school in Kathmandu.
In spite of her golden opportunity, Shanta did not make it. She killed herself, a year before her graduation from high school.
Suicide has become the #1 cause of death for women in Nepal. This film seeks to find out why. They are currently in post-production and have a goal of releasing the film in the fall of 2014.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
2013 was a big for Nonfiction Media and THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. Scott and Amy ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised for $36,000 for the film with over 300 backers. The project also became a Sundance grantee. With the support of the Sundance Institute, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH will have a broad and effective outreach campaign.
Scott and Amy have returned from Nepal having finished filming. They are currently working on post-production.They are seeking funds for translation and editing.
The film is going to be finished this fall!