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interactive film streaming platform for HEALING through art, science, and feature films
short films
master classes & lectures
audience interactives
dance & music performances
clips for classroom discussion

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Indie Doorway's 3-Doorway Healing Approach:

doorway #1: science

1. physical-body healing

Educating the public about modalities to heal the physical body, via MasterClasses with charismatic doctors, plus well-researched documentary films about often misunderstood medical conditions

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Doorway #2: ART

2. mental-emotional healing

Mental-Emotional healing via films, interview series, and interactive projects with mental health professionals, artists, and local communities

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Doorway #3: SOCIAL awareness

Documentaries and interviews with social activists, climate scientists, and others working to heal social issues between humans, and rebalance the relationship between humans and the environment

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Happening Now! 2021:
"From My Mind to Yours" Dance Poem project:
For our first audience-interactive Indie Doorway initiative, we’re inviting our audience members to send us original poems about their mental health. We will then hire actors to read the poems aloud, musicians to compose to them, and dancers to choreograph performances to the poems. We hope this can be a positive healing experience for voices to be heard and expressed creatively and collaboratively. Expressing our emotions through artistic mediums can be a healing force!

Upcoming 2022:
Indie Doorway "Indie Moon" Interview Series:
Interviews with artists, activists, and mental health professionals about what has influenced their mental health, their lives, and their work. When we stop to examine the subtle and not-so-subtle forces that influence our health, we are empowered to decide what we want to let into our lives, what we want to distance ourselves from, and also become more aware of the power we all have to influence others. Interview series inspired by the Nikola Tesla quote "how subtle are the influences that shape our destinies".

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Upcoming 2022:
Healer's MasterClass Series:
Clear, helpful, to the point explanations of varying kinds of mental and physical health conditions & challenges- and practical tools and tips to help the people living with them and their loved ones. Designed for lay people wanting to understand more about science, medicine, and the human body. Brought to you by charismatic & caring health professionals from across the globe.

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Happening Now! 2021:
Inspiring Indie Films
A growing collection of social issue films from South Korea, the United States, and other countries across the globe. We're creating English subtitles for Korean indie films that have never been translated before- and Korean subtitles for films that currently only exist in English.​ We will also be branching out to other languages upon request.

Why watch indie films for mental health healing?
Our environment inevitably affects our mental health- both our social environment via interactions with other people, as well as our physical environment and relationship to the earth.

Mental-emotional wellbeing is not just about healing the wounds from the past- it’s also about creating a better world in which to live the future! Independent filmmakers can help shed light on social and environmental issues that can help us heal ourselves and the world around us. ​


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network of artists collaborating to create healing content: filmmakers, poets, dancers, writers, musicians, and more


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of new healing content, films, and interactive initiatives uploaded each week

featuring on Indie Doorway now:
Now streaming in English & Korean:

Indie Doorway launch film:
"Permission to Exist"

A documentary film nearly a decade in the making, "Permission to Exist" explores how the pressure on South Korean teenagers to adhere to society's strict standards of success affects their mental health. Whether it be getting into the perfect college, or getting cosmetic surgery to achieve the perfect look- how does the pressure society puts on young people affect them in this critical, formative time of their lives? "Permission to Exist" follows four teenagers as they prepare for the Korean College Entrance Exam and life after high school, in this gripping coming-of-age story about self-worth and finding purpose.

Watch the Trailer
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Now streaming in English & Korean:

Featured Film Now Streaming:
"The S Word"

A documentary film tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time; suicide. Opening the conversation to reduce the shame and silence.

THE S WORD is a powerful feature documentary that puts a human face on a topic that has long been stigmatized and buried with the lives it has claimed. The film gives a platform to those with lived experience - people who have attempted to take their own lives and survived to tell their stories. These are the voices that have been silenced for so long and their stories could save lives. Capturing personal revelations and surprising moments of humor, THE S WORD opens a door on this most taboo of subjects through the eyes of the people who have been there and are now committed to preventing others from getting to that edge.

Watch the Trailer
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Our philosophy

How do we "heal"?

The path to “healing” is not linear or one dimensional- there are many winding roads and curveballs along the way! Healing is available to us in many modalities and forms, and as we go through life, the kinds of healing we require shift and change. Being aware of the kinds of healing available to us can help us live happier, healthier lives, promote our own growth and wellbeing, as well as uplift those around us. "Healing" is a lifelong practice to maintain a state of wellbeing, creativity, and growth as we move through space and time.

Why do we need healing as we go through life?

Healing” is needed when we are in the experience of “pain”. We can be brought into the experience of “pain” by a variety of causes:
  • physical trauma to the body
  • mental-emotional trauma to the heart, mind, or soul
  • social or environmental trauma from the world around us, that either affects us directly, or we absorb vicariously
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To help us heal from these three primary sources of pain, we invented the "3-Doorway Philosophy". To tackle each source of pain with the specific type of healing it needs, we've divided our initiatives into three "Doorways", being 1) body-physical healing, 2) mental-emotional healing, and 3) social-environmental healing. We believe that by healing our physical bodies, healing our mental-emotional bodies, and healing the environment around us, we can bring both personal peace to ourselves, as well as increase the overall level of peace for the human species.
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How does Indie Doorway hope to promote healing?

Doorway's Initiatives

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Initiative #1:
Showcasing groundbreaking documentary and narrative films that have some sort of healing, educational quality, whether it be through social awareness, art, or science. Additionally, we look forward to providing grants to indie filmmakers so more films can be made on a local community level.
Release Date: 2021 and ongoing!
handwritten: Healer's MasterClass
Initiative #2:
Creating fun and engaging “Healer’s MasterClasses” with inspiring medical doctors, scientists, mental health professionals, and other professional healers. We hope these MasterClasses can help the public find the joy in science, medicine, and understanding the human mind and body.  We also hope our “Healer’s MasterClass” series can help the professional healers of the world better understand other healing modalities that are outside of their specialized field. We feel this is very important, as it may open doctors up to exploring additional healing pathways that could simultaneously assist their patients' health.
Release Date: 2022

Want to watch some amazing, charismatic doctors in the meantime?
Two of our favorites are psychologist Dr. Ramani, and functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman!
handwritten: Dance-Poem Project
Initiative #3:
Creating interactive projects that can allow the public to interact with us here at Doorway, and also with each other. Our first interactive project is “From My Mind to Yours: Dance-Poems”.

We’re inviting our audience members to write and send us original poems about their mental health. We will then hire actors to read the poems aloud, musicians to compose to them, and dancers to choreograph performances to the poems, bringing them to life in a new way. We will post these Dance-Poems on Youtube so they can easily be shared publicly, as well as showcase them on our Indie Doorway platform. We hope this can be a positive healing experience for voices to be heard and expressed creatively and collaboratively. Expressing our emotions through artistic mediums can be a healing force!
Release Date: 2022
handwritten: Indie Moon Interviews
Initiative #4:
Indie Moon Interview Series: HEALING through interviews with artists, activists, authors, journalists, educators, mental health professionals, and more!

“Like the moon influences the ocean tides, the INDIE MOON interview series explores the invisible forces in our lives that have affected our mental health.”
Release Date: 2022
handwritten: Classroom Connections
Initiative #5:
"Classroom Connections"
Providing short excerpts of films suitable to show in class to help stimulate classroom discussions around art, science, and activism, + live Online Classroom sessions with Doorway filmmakers, activists, journalists, doctors, and artists. Public, free, monthly online live classrooms open to all, and private classrooms open to groups of students and individual schools upon request.
Release Date: 2022
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Initiative #6:
Bringing healing to mainstream entertainment
: Creating an action-adventure television series set in the SCI-FI universe of an optimistic soon to be future where scientific research is funded and prioritized by governments, where we make great leaps in medicine, successfully manage climate change, and human society exists in great peace. Think an entire cinematic universe like the Marvel Cinematic Universe- but one with an emphasis on and excitement about science, that promotes cooperation and understanding between governments, and is optimistic about the great possibilities of humanity’s development! For this project, we are fostering collaborations between screenwriters, scientists, and journalists to develop the series. Similar to Mandalorian, we will build the world in cutting edge 3-D realtime creation platform UnReal Engine. The first season of the series is currently set for a 2024 release date. The optimistic SCI-FI universe will exist as both television series and an interactive, educational video game.
Estimated Release Date: 2024

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