About The Film
BREAKING POINTS includes candid perspectives from high-school and college students, as well as nationally recognized experts, challenging the misperceived “safety” and effectiveness of using prescription stimulants without a doctor’s prescription. It serves as a catalyst to inform discussions about what parents and communities can do to support teens struggling to manage stress.
Tucker Capps is a writer, editor and filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where his fiction was chosen for Best New American Voices. He has directed films in Tanzania, Alaska, the Czech Republic and China. His feature-length documentary GOOLD’S GOLD was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at the Genart Film Festival in New York. He has produced many television episodes for a variety of networks, including A&E's Emmy-winning series INTERVENTION and Showtime's TIME OF DEATH, which won the International Documentary Association's annual award for Best Limited Series. In collaboration with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, he also co-directed OUT OF REACH, a film about pharmaceutical drug abuse featured on THE TODAY SHOW. He lives in Downtown Los Angeles.
Jeni Johnstone, PhD, is a Psychology Resident, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Affiliate Psychiatry Instructor at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Prior to her time at OHSU, she received a PhD in Psychological Medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She also holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a Post-Graduate diploma in Clinical Psychology from the University of Canterbury.
Denise Pope, Author of "Overloaded and Underprepared,"
Challenge Success, Stanford about
Alan Schwarz, National Correspondent,
The New York Times about
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director,
National Institute On Drug Abuse about
Matthew Zito, Chief Facilities Officer,
Former High School Principal about
Matthew Zito is the Chief Facilities Officer for the Sequoia Union High School District in Redwood City, California, where he oversees the planning and development of new buildings on the district's four campuses and at Redwood Continuation School. From 2007-2015, he served as principal at Menlo-Atherton High School, where he focused on improving the instructional experience for students.
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