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Parented

Parented

Parented

Parented

A short form documentary series that examines modern parenting through the lens of five diverse families across America.

Synopsis

What do you do when your daughter is in an abusive relationship? Would you adopt a teenager to save her life? How do you parent after your husband leaves you? These are just a few of the tough issues families in season 1 of Parented face. Watch five families from across America, each presented as their own mini-series, as they show us the many complexities and triumphs of modern parenting.

Production

Director

Steve Olpin

Producer

Terri Pappas

Editors

Brandon Cox

Evan Carpenter

Executive Producers

Marty Patch

Scott Swofford

Families & Locations

Fishers - Los Angeles, CA (RV)

Bee (Mom)

Josh (Dad)

Lenox

Cruz

Tegan

Heinzes - Salem, Oregon

Angela (Mom)

Jason (Dad)

Noah

JJ

Sadie

Chase

Scout

Knox

Max

Marshalls - Nahant, Massachusetts

Kancee (Mom)

Vo (Boyfriend)

Madysen

Brookelynn

Hassells - Seattle, Washington

TIa (Mom)

Jamell (Dad)

Brooklyn

Vasquezes - San Diego, CA

Anna (Mom)

Arianna

How it all started

With a desire to explore and represent the complex and diverse issues faced by modern parents, the Radiant Studios team started talking to families across the country. Teaming up with production company Monument TV, the docuseries Parented sought to capture a few of the incredible stories of courageous parents and their families we discovered.

We also wanted to make these stories easily consumable on mobile. We decided to experiment with shooting the entire series vertically and then edit each family as their own short form mini-series. The result is an innovative editing approach that leverages the advantages of vertical video and quick episodes that get to the heart of each family’s story.

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