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Redondo Beach Youth Commission

Redondo Beach Youth Commission Presentation

By Heidi Swan | January 16, 2020

Great meeting where I spoke to the mayor of Redondo Beach and The Redondo Beach Youth Commission. I told them how Russians own the largest medical marijuana company in America (Curaleaf), how Big Tobacco is invested in Big Marijuana and all about the mental health risks associated with pot use.

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Heidi Swan and Ethan Nahlinder

Awesome Premiere At Sunscreen Film Festival West!

By Heidi Swan | October 26, 2019

It was so great to have our student-led short film premiere at a local festival here in Hermosa Beach. Our screening had a great turnout and the response from the audience was quite favorable. It was exciting for all of us in the cast and crew to see it on a big screen. Onward!

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Short Film Of A Night In Jail Premiere!

By Heidi Swan | October 1, 2019

Very excited to say we’ve been accepted to our first film festival! We will be with a block of shorts on Saturday, October 19 at 2 PM. Ethan and I and our cast and crew are so grateful for all the local support we have received–and it doesn’t get more local than a cool film…

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Parent Pump Radio Podcast with Heidi Swan

Parenting Podcast Interview

By Heidi Swan | October 1, 2019

My good friend (and big supporter), Jacqueline T.D. Huynh, has this great podcast where she talks about all issues related to parenting. One of her big messages is building wealth, not just money, through the generations. Fun chat. A lot of the presentation I gave at the ASAP conference is in this podcast.

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ASAP Conference, New York

Storytelling In Prevention Education

By Heidi Swan | September 30, 2019

Recently, I gave a presentation to the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP). It was such a thrill for me to be invited to be a Keynote Speaker at their Women’s Luncheon. I spoke about how my brother and I are using his story as a means of substance abuse prevention…

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High School Paper’s Review Of Our Short Film

By Heidi Swan | September 1, 2019

Mira Costa High School is one of our local schools. Our director, director of photography, and our star attend this school. We had a private screening for friends & family. We are thrilled and grateful for this review by the Editor- in- Chief of La Vista, Madeleine Powell.

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Mike Snakenborg From Rolondo Beach Police Department

Thank You To Redondo Beach Police

By Heidi Swan | August 8, 2019

Sgt. Mike Snakenborg gave us a lot of help by letting us use a couple great locations at the Redondo Beach Police Station. We brought him a framed copy of the article from The Beach Reporter which had a nice picture & mention of him. Thank you, Redondo Beach Police!

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Article In The Daily Breeze

By Heidi Swan | July 17, 2019

The Daily Breeze published this awesome article about our high school student-led film production of A Night In Jail. We are thrilled!

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Bob Enyart Live Radio

First Ever Radio Interview

By Heidi Swan | July 17, 2019

Bob Enyart has a popular radio show in Denver, Colorado. On this site he archives his interviews. Check to listen to my interview, titled “A Night in Jail: Drugs and Mental Illness with Heidi Swan” and also those of Dr. Phillip Drum and Pam Mc Coll (two activists and friends of mine).

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A NIGHT IN JAIL A SHORT FILM has been made an Official Selection at the Hollyshorts Film Festival. This festival is held at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. We are thrilled! Thank you Hollyshorts!