Addison Brasil is an intentional multi-hyphenate who thrives in balancing a career in film, print, tech, real estate and philantrophy. Addison Brasil never had any intention of being a disruptor in the mental health and grief space. In following his own dreams of creating stories that would connect people; his own story forced him to focus full time on surviving trauma, compounded grief and finding himself as a LGTBQ identifying male in his 20s. Addison shows up in the world as an active and committed mental health advocate after finding himself Just to the Left of Death three times during his formative years. Losing his brother to cancer, finding his father after suicide, and surviving a fatal accident that killed a dear friend and left him relearning to walk. Addison was a Co-founder and Head of Brand Impact for tehtr, a world-wide men's mental health and wellbeing platform focused on the power of peer support. The start-up earned esteem when accelerated as a 500 Global (formerly 500 Start Ups) portfolio company in San Franscisco during the pandemic. Addison was co-Producer and Executive Producer of the award winning short film The Great Artist starring Matthew Postelwaite and Emmy Nominee Rain Valdez. Directed by Cannes Gold Lion Winner Indrani which will screen at Cannes Film Festival in 2022.
In this podcast we focus on his just released book: First Year of Grief Club: A Gift from a Friend who Gets It.
For more information about Addison's journey which started professionally as an actor on the set of Degrassi: The Next Generation, please see: www.addisonbrasil.com
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