Co-host and Judge: Past President of Production for Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Jeremy Nobel, md, mph
Co-host: Founder of Project UnLonely
Dr. Michelle a. williams
Special Guest: Former Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
A Commitment to Films That Make You Think
In a recent spotlight by Next Avenue, we get an up-close look at seasoned film industry veteran, Mike Paseornek, and his involvement with our Project UnLonely Films! Having served as an executive producer at Lionsgate Films, Paseornek’s portfolio includes blockbuster hits such as “The Hunger Games,” “American Psycho,” and “La La Land.” But it’s not just his professional expertise he brings to Project UnLonely Films—it’s also a deeply personal connection.
Paseornek’s relationship with The Foundation for Art & Healing began when we featured his daughter Steffanie, a heart transplant recipient, in our short video, “Can Art Be Medicine?” Seeing firsthand the healing power of creative expression in Steffanie’s journey deeply touched Paseornek and motivated him to support Project UnLonely Films.
When judging for Project UnLonely Films, he’s on the lookout for stories that tug at the heartstrings, not just the ones with high-end production. This approach underscores Project UnLonely Films’ mission—to spotlight the pervasive issue of loneliness and show how the power of storytelling through film can bring us closer together.