• What is Scenarios?

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    "Nobody wants to hear my story. What do I have to say?"

    We believe your story matters! Our program has helped more than 100,000 students from marginalized communities share what matters with us, producing 27 short films seen by an audience of MILLIONS each year on Showtime, Mundos, MTV, HBO, BET at film festivals and in classrooms across the country.

    By bringing our REAL DEAL curriculum and films into middle school and high school classrooms, we engage students to think critically and creatively about the issues they face. Our films' characters have dealt with heartbreak, prejudice, relationships, sexual violence/abuse, bullying, as well as having college dreams realized and finding love for the first time. Since 1999, Scenarios has asked teens to share their realities, and they have responded with a raw and revealing constellation of voices of what it means to be a teenager today.

    We've worked with directors such as Joel Schumacher (The Phantom of the Opera, Batman Forever), Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Gina Prince-Blythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees), as well as actors/actresses including Rosario Dawson (Rent, Sin City), Selenis Leyva (Orange is the New Black), and Reg E. Cathey (The Wire, Se7en).

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  • Film Lovers Play all

    Tune in the 1st of every month when we share 3 Scenarios short films and their behind the scenes. Check out our "Previews Playlist" and tell us what video you want to see next!
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  • Youth Talk About What Matters Play all

    Tune in on the 10th of every month for more stories directly from young people we work with.
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  • The Stories Behind our Stories Play all

    Tune in on the 20th of every month to see more vids on issues affecting our communities and share your own vids about issues in your communities!
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  • Previews From Our Film Catalog Play all

    See previews of all 27 of our films!
    • The Tale of Timmy Two Chins Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Timmy wants nothing more than to catch the eye of his high school crush. Teased at school for being “Timmy Two Chins,” his weight makes him feel unmanly and invisible. A big mistake forces him to ...
    • Aleah Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 41 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Aleah is the story of a 17-year-old African American girl living in East New York, who becomes pregnant and is forced to turn to violent streets after her abusive mother and boyfriend abandon her. ...
    • MANchild Part I - Duration: 9 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Tommy is a young man who works hard to make it to graduation, to be a good friend and a good boyfriend, and to raise his three sisters. On his 18th birthday, Tommy must reckon with both his past an...
    • Bitter Memories Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 8 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Watch all our films for Latino Heritage HERE : http://bit.ly/latinoheritage
      Rob is a young man who grows up watching his father abuse his mother. When jealousy brings Rob face to face with his own...
    • Misunderstood Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 8 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Twin brothers Devon and Keshon rely on each other for their daily survival. When they find themselves attracted to the same girl, a rivalry builds that leads to deeper questions about how society j...
    • Reflections - Preview - Duration: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Three best friends learn to take the risk of HIV/AIDS seriously as they navigate romantic relationships in an urban environment mired in economic strife, drugs, and limited options.

      Reflections ad...
    • The Monster - Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      When three boys chat up the new girl on the block, only one gets lucky. He, however, is forced to deal with a secret that not even his closest friends know about.

      For 15 years, Scenarios has asked...
    • Teen Pregnancy and "Nightmare on AIDS Street" | Scenarios USA - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

      • 8 years ago
      17-year-old Isabel knows she can’t take back what happened during one hazy night with a guy. She decides to take responsibility and bravely face her greatest fear by getting tested. This film was w...
    • Just Like You Imagined? Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      A glimpse into the lives of six young people dealing with the pressures of dating and relationships.

      For 15 years, Scenarios has asked teens to share their realities, and they have responded with ...
    • Man In the Mirror Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Watch all our films for Latino Heritage HERE: http://bit.ly/latinoheritage
      Jason Gutierrez is a Puerto Rican from New York City and the quintessential all-American guy. Status comes at a price as ...
    • Veracity Preview | Scenarios USA - Duration: 101 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Rent the entire film: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/veracity

      Veracity is about a popular African American girl named Olivia, who is outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl a...
    • Who I Am - Preview - Duration: 9 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Two young women confront their sexuality at the crossroads of race and class. The film addresses stereotypes, racism, and homophobia. Written by Whitney Peters from Miami, Florida. Directed by Jess...
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