‘Stutz’ is an upcoming feature-length documentary in which Jonah Hill shares the screen with eminent psychiatrist Phil Stutz to explore methods for enhancing mental health.
Stutz will stream on Netflix on November 14.
Cast and creators
- Jonah Hill
- Phill Stutz
- Chelsea Barnard
- Diane Becker
- Alison Goodwin
- Melanie Miller
- Mark Monroe
- Joaquin Phoenix
Directed by Jonah Hill
“Phil Stutz is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists. He’s helped countless patients over 40 years, including world-class creatives and business leaders, and among them many therapy-skeptics. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, the film explores Stutz’s life and walks the viewer through his signature visualization exercises, The Tools. As Hill sits down with Stutz for an unorthodox session that flips their typical doctor-patient dynamic, they bring The Tools to life in a humorous, vulnerable and ultimately therapeutic experience. Featuring candid discussion of both Stutz’s and Hill’s personal mental health journeys, alongside the lighthearted banter of two friends from different generations, the film beautifully frames The Tools and the journey toward mental health in a manner that’s accessible to anyone — whether or not they are actively seeking help.”
Jonah Hill, a twice-nominated filmmaker for an Academy Award, has already had a lot of directorial experiences, and Stutz is the second feature-length film to bear his name.
Psychiatrist Phil Stutz discusses his early experiences and distinctive, visually-based approach to treatment in open chats with actor Jonah Hill. As Hill meets with Stutz for an out-of-the-ordinary session that flips their typical doctor-patient relationship, they bring “The Tools” to life in a humorous, compassionate, and ultimately healing meeting. The 96-minute documentary seems to have been shot entirely in monochrome.