"Nick LeDonne, has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last several years.
November of 2014, the young man was preparing to hang himself with a homemade noose.
Now, at the dawn of 2017, he is an internationally recognized filmmaker who has won multiple awards for the animated film based on his story."
- Animation Magazine
"Lifting the Veil on Depression in Hanging"
Los Angeles, California.
"As fervent supporters of mental health patients, their families, and their careers, the EPA was
happy to include showings of Mr. LeDonne's short films during the 2018 European Congress of Psychiatry, where delegates from around the world were able to relate their own experiences through his poignant and emotional illustrated journey. "
- Silvana Galderisi, M.D. Ph.D.
President of the European Psychiatrist Association
"Nick LeDonne's story, as seen through his art, is a must see!
It is hard to believe that just a few short years ago Nick was on the verge of suicide.
Thankfully through willpower, determination, and a loving family, Nick found the
power within to create his own future and tell his tale by the beauty of animation."
- Ramapo State College of New Jersey
Changing Hearts Mental Health Conference
Mahway, New Jersey.
"We truly appreciate you for coming and sharing your story and knowledge.
It was a big hit for our community; you make a difference. Your film was so powerful,
and the people who attended commented on the connection they felt with you."
- Wayne County Community College
Breaking the Stigma Suicide Prevention Symposium
"Nick LeDonne shows no fear in explaining how hard the human condition can be.
The technique was beautiful, frightening, and impactful all at once.
Not many animations stand out as boldly as this."
- 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards
CINE Golden Eagle Awards Filmmaker Gala