• Director

    Bryce Iwaschuk

  • Country, Year, Length

    Canada, 2019, 25 min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – Digital – HD, Blackmagic (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: Ana Pacheco, Stella Lai, Paula Spurr, David C. Jones, Bryce Iwaschuk
Crew: Producers: Andy Wong, Ana Pacheco, Bryce Iwaschuk – Screenwriters: Ana Pacheco

When Kendra is admitted into group therapy, she becomes overly competitive about completing her weekly goals.

Bryce Iwaschuk is a devoted editor, director, writer and producer hailing from Vancouver British Columbia. After graduating from two streams at Langara College Film Arts in 2015 and 2017, he broke his way into the industry as a freelance editor – starting on short films, demo reels and mockumentaries before moving his way up to feature film edits. With only 3 years as an editor behind him, he managed to snag an award for best editing at The Hollywood International Film Festival, he has edited 3 feature films (myPhone, Amber’s Descent, and Flu), and he studied the dailies to help him pursue his true calling in life – as a writer/director. With help from his collaborative partner Ana Pacheco, and producer/director Andy Wong, they formed Come On In Productions in 2019. The Star of Therapy, a loosely autobiographical retelling of Ana Pacheco’s time spent in the Vancouver mental health circuit, is their first major output from the studio.

Filmmaker’s Note

We here at Come On In Productions have worked tirelessly on this film for the past two years. With overwhelming support from our friends in the indie community, we tried our darndest to make this loosely autobiographical short as grand and colourful as it’s content. We hope that it can resonate with our audiences by breaking the stigma that surrounds mental health, but our main goal is to entertain you and our main hope is that you will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed filming it. We are extremely proud to show you “the little mental health film that could”. Sit back and enjoy The Star of Therapy.