DIRECTED BY MATT HOLWICK
I was born and raised in Camarillo, California. I am the third of four children. At the age of seven, I can recall watching The Oscars and wanting to be involved in the film industry. After letter my parents know of my dreams, I was immediately placed in pop warner football and told that child actors grow up to be weird. It wasn’t until the age of fifteen that I became involved in theatre and truly enjoyed the arts. From there, I started to audition for commercials and movies and soon became a part of SAG. I did this for seven years before I decided to leave and travel through Europe. For the next couple of years I traveled throughout Germany, Croatia, and Italy, as well as studying Language Arts in Siena, Italy. After I could no longer financially live there, I moved back home and worked for my family in construction. Knowing that this was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I applied to Brooks Institute of Photography. After three years studying, I was obtained my BA in Film with a concentration in Commercial.

It was during my last year and a half of school that I had the opportunity to film six firefighters ride their bikes across the US. The bike ride, also known as the Ride for 9-11, turned into one of my biggest accomplishments to date, completing a feature length documentary, “Let’s Roll”. It was my directorial debut and also won me my first award at Newport Beach Film Festival. Shortly after, I was hired to direct a family film, Designer Pups”. I currently work with ENDPAIN on short documentaries and interview pieces.
Featuring Nkem Ndefo
Nkem Ndefo is the Founder and President of TRE Los Angeles, LLC and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. Certified as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Midwife, Nkem has extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies. Her career began in the late 1980s, providing community health education to distressed populations including IV drug addicts and youth in foster care and inner-city schools. She witnessed intense suffering in these communities; her desire to relieve this suffering spurred her pursuit for the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to bring health at its deepest level to all age groups.

Nkem has worked as a clinician, educator, and researcher in settings ranging from large-volume hospitals to small community clinics, and has maintained a busy holistic health private practice in Los Angeles since 2001. At TRE Los Angeles, she oversees the creation and facilitation of programs that reduce stress and build resilience for individuals and organizations worldwide.
Releasing Pain

Releasing Pain

"We're not supposed to spend our time healing, we're supposed to heal to live." ENDPAIN sits down for a brief conversation on fundamental healing with expert Nkem Ndefo.

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