Friday, May 25, 2012

OC87: Obsessive Compulsive Asperger's (film); Wisdom Quarterly; "OC87" is in theaters starting May 25th, 2012

"OC87" The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie
Can you make a movie while experiencing mental illness? [Is there any other way?] Bud Clayman is doing it. Will making a documentary about one's mental illness change one's life?
Mental illness interrupted Bud’s dream of a filmmaking career. Thirty years later, he’s making the movie of his life. Bud Clayman is one of films’ most unlikely heroes. This is a personal story with universal relevance -- a wildly original documentary of pain and vulnerability, empowerment, and Bud’s quest for belonging.
Throughout his youth, Bud’s future was filmmaking. After college in Philadelphia, he headed to Hollywood in search of a break.
Instead, he had a breakdown. As mental illness struck, it stuck. When distress and isolation set in, the diagnoses followed. For eight years, Bud lived in a therapeutic community. Without waiting for his illness to vanish, Bud has reclaimed his quest as a filmmaker.
As his camera chronicles the ups and downs of recovery, we also see the experience of what he calls “the fight inside my head.” Behind the lens, a parallel journey unfolds as Bud the Director grapples with the challenges of making an incisive, highly personal documentary -- a movie he believes will transform his life. More

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