A heart-warming, candid and at times humorous exploration of the victories and challenges seniors encounter as they dive into the digital world.


Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, initially reluctant seniors discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyberspace is catapulted to a whole new level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube tutorial. This inspires a lively competition where hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed. 




Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 2014

Run Time: 75 mins

Broadcast version: 52 mins

Director: Saffron Cassaday

Writer: Saffron Cassaday

Producer: Brenda Rusnak


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Neil Genzlinger

The New York Times

“This is a sweet tale that will resonate with anyone who has tried to make a Skype call to a grandparent.” Full Review

THR Staff

Hollywood Reporter

“Saffron Cassaday’s documentary concerns the efforts of teenage volunteers to teach elderly people how to navigate the Internet. Anyone who’s ever patiently attempted to explain the intricacies of the Internet to their elderly parents or grandparents will find much to relate to in Saffron Cassaday’s documentary about a high-school program in which young volunteers undertake…” Full Review

Maria Shriver

NBC News

“The results are alternately charming (families reconnecting via Facebook), hilarious (93-year-old Marion rapping about her O.G. Teeth on YouTube), and poignant — many of the students have stayed in touch with the seniors they helped.” Full Review

Veronica James

The Huffington Post

“I attended the screening of Cyber-Seniors, a heartwarming — and surprisingly funny — documentary about the extraordinary journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors.” Full Review