Announcing the August 2017 Mental Health Short Film Competition Winner


Congratulations to our latest contest winner!

Art With Impact (AWI) is excited to congratulate Sean Sonnenburg and Kat Roman for their film ‘The Chair,’ which is the August 2017 winner, and 38th addition to AWI’s OLIVE Film Collection. The film follows a young woman suppressed by physical and emotional abuse who faces a point of either breaking or rediscovering herself.

Kat and Sean began their respective film careers in Washington DC where they cut their teeth in the documentary world. “The Chair” was their first collaboration and worked as a proof of concept of their creative compatibility. In fact, the pair wrote, directed, filmed and acted in the film. Both Sean and Kat are compelled to make content that relates people to one another and create empathy. They now are partners in life and art, living in NYC.

On a mission to create original content that tells a story and emotionally transports the viewer, Kat and Sean strive the to tell the stories that can be hard to tell.  Says the team about ‘The Chair’: “We really wanted to address mental, physical and emotional abuse, and more so, give power to the victims of these abuses and display them taking their power back.” Their goal moving forward is to continue to tell stories with compelling narratives and characters in unique ways that leave audiences entertained, and gaining a new perspective.

Thanks Kat and Sean, we look forward to seeing your future creations!