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Nonfiction Media 

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Nonfiction Media is Amy Benson (editor, writer) and Scott Squire (producer, photographer), a husband-and-wife storytelling team that have created videos for local and international nonprofits, such as 4Culture, Downtown Emergency Shelter, Recovery Cafe, the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation, Unitus, and The Kellogg Foundation. Nonfiction Media is currently working on a feature length documentary, The Girl Who Knew Too Much.

Mission Statement
To tell real, intimate, beautiful stories about people and the world in which they live. Because stories are what make us human.    

Vision
Our storytelling will change the world. Visionary organizations will contract us to provide context, human connection and critical awareness for their issues. The stories we produce will generate value — donations and exposure and direct support—far in excess of their cost.    

Values
We believe that stories told with beauty and integrity motivate positive change. Story integrity comes from illuminating the gray areas—not just showing black and white.
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Nonfiction Media
4408 Delridge Way SW #405 
Seattle 
WA
98106 
206 407 9495 

Amy Benson & Scott Squire 
Owners 

Programs

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!   

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