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OC87

Directed by Glenn Holsten
91 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA


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SYNOPSIS

The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s Movie. Soon after college, mental illness interrupted Bud Clayman’s dreams of a filmmaking career.

Thirty years later, he’s making the movie of his life.

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 that he believes will transform his life.

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