MyVideoDiary is one result of filmmaker Rick Stevenson’s pioneering work with teen intervention. In 2001 Stevenson began interviewing kids annually on film to record what it’s like to grow up in America today. Over the past decade, dozens of kids from around the world have been added to The 5000 Days Project, revealing some of the challenges that kids face in their young teen years no matter where they live. Find out more about The 5000 Days Project films here.

Rick Stevenson: Director/writer/producer Rick Stevenson is a Seattle native known for his work in film and television in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Stevenson’s production credits include Privileged (1983), Restless Natives (1985), and Promised Land (1987). He made his feature film directorial debut in 1995 with Magic in the Water, starring Mark Harmon and Joshua Jackson. Stevenson has also directed many programs for television, including Ed for NBC, and his work as a director of television commercials has garnered myriad awards. In 2004, Stevenson founded thefilmschool with Tom Skerritt and Stewart Stern. He holds a PhD from Oxford University, a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Whitman College in Washington State. Find out more about Rick and his current projects by visiting RickStevenson.com.