Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney has made other award-winning documentaries on mental health along with UNLISTED, such as HIDDEN PICTURES, about global mental health. HIDDEN PICTURES was filmed in China, India, France, South Africa and the US and was screened in multiple film festivals, by 141 organizations on World Mental Health Day and aired nationally on PBS. Delaney went on to create the award-wining film SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age. The film has thus far brought together over 4 million kids and adults in community screenings in 70 countries. In 2019 she released Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience.
Throughout her education at Cornell University, Stanford Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency, Ruston studied many aspects of filmmaking, with a particular focus on film as a vehicle for social change. She made her first award-winning short film while she was doing her medicine residency at UCSF. She continued on at UCSF as a Fellow in Ethics and Communication. While on the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, Delaney participated in a National Endowment for The Arts funded filmmaking program. Later she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to make films in India about community mental health workers.
Recently she was faculty at Stony Brook Medicine in the Center for Medical Humanities, Bioethics and Compassionate Care. Currently Ruston lives in Seattle where she splits her time between providing care to the underserved, filmmaking and advocacy, including writing her weekly blog, Tech Talk Tuesday.