Griffin Makes a Documentary

Griffin skipped school a few months ago.   We don’t do it often and we had a good reason.  Twelve year old Griffin made this movie almost entirely himself.  He filmed all of it, chose the clips to include, and basically did 98% of the work.  I’ll leave it to you to conjecture what and how much he learned.  Best of all we spent the day together.  We even had  some good Mexican food while we were at it.  You don’t get to see all the valuable dialogue we had doing this project.  If you like it, pass it along or leave him some comments.

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Martin Fletcher, Psy.D, L.P. Dr. Martin Fletcher is the Shrink of The Shepherd and the Shrink Podcast. He is in private practice at Renew Hope Counseling where he also supervises a team of talented clinicians. In late 2019 Dr. Marty teamed up w/ Dr. Matt Hook to respond to the growing mental health crisis. The goal is to help people create healthy spiritual lives in order to restore meaning and purpose to individuals, families, and communities. Psychology meets spirituality. Dr. Fletcher holds advanced degrees in clinical psychology and education. His treatment approach involves quickly reducing symptoms while helping patients design and maintain health promoting lifestyles. Dr. Fletcher is a husband to Kathy and dad to 3 sons and one daughter. His interests include fitness, guitar, motorcycles, mountain biking, and exploring the role of spirituality in health. Dr. Fletcher is fully licensed in the State of Michigan.

15 thoughts on “Griffin Makes a Documentary

  1. Hi Griffin, it’s Shannon Olsen from Ounce of Prevention Reading Center in Flushing. Your video was inspiring. I’m going to show it to my 11 yr old son Quin. I look forward to seeing more of your work 🙂 Tell your Dad I said Hi!

  2. Hey, this is Dr. Marty. Thanks. He loved it. He asked great questions and felt really engaged in his country’s political process. I’ll have him write you later today. Thanks for taking time to support him.

    1. This is Griffin. Thank you so much for supporting my video! I plan to make many more on important things that are going on. Thanks again.

  3. Wow! Very Impressive. It is really a breath of fresh air to see someone so young, putting thought and creative energy to something so important. Keep up the passion! Congrats!

    1. Thanks so much. This is Dr. Marty. I’ll have Griffin respond to you tomorrow. He is asleep. Ten PM our time. Thanks for encouraging him. We had a lot of fun!!!

  4. We really enjoyed watching this! Griffin not only learned how to make a short film but also about current events and Democracy. Great choice for music, by the way. Hope you make another one.

  5. Very well done, particularly for that young of age. Puts some adults to shame. I would have loved to have seen a little bit of footage of the lobbyist or at least one of the diverging viewpoints.

    Democracy is a very messy thing and news stories and documentaries often help us make sense of it all. Journalists like myself live and breathe conflict and bureaucracy and the ugly machinations of politics so we can help people understand issues like this.

    Again, well done and I hope to see more.

  6. Wow. What a fantastic way for a child to see democracy in action!

    Most adults wouldn’t know where to begin with such a project, so you should be very proud of yourself for putting something like this together at such a young age, Griffin. You are an artist. Thank you so much for sharing your budding talent with us!

    This short video would be a great introduction for a longer film. Being that people of many different ages are viewing this video from all over the world, and many don’t really know much about the events you’ve filmed, might you consider adding a summary of what the day was like for you? Why did you choose the clips you did and how do you feel about the topic? If you don’t feel comfortable speaking in front of a camera, then you might just add something written. Just a few random ideas.

    If you leave it the way it is, it’s still a thought provoker! Thanks.

    1. Griffin: Hi Dawn. Thank you for watching and leaving a comment. I like your suggestions. I will definitely make more videos on other important things around here.

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