Director / Producer
Gary Tsai, MD is a physician and filmmaker based in California who founded his independent production company, Forgotten Films in 2011. Focusing on socially relevant films and civic engagement, he is interested in shining a light on marginalized and underserved groups. His life changed after a family member was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Like millions of others in similar situations, he experienced the stigma and criminalization that commonly accompanies serious mental illness and emerged with a passion for advocacy and improving the lives of this vulnerable population. He believes that the powerful interplay between media and mental health can change hearts and minds. Voices is his first film and a culmination of these interests and life experiences.