The Film

Format

Short documentary

Location

Houston, TX

Audience

  • General population that may not understand the nuances of OCD
  • Those struggling with OCD or know someone struggling with OCD

PARTNERS

Outline

  1. Exposition – The Basics of OCD
  2. Exposure-Response Prevention
  3. Mindfulness: Thoughts are Just Thoughts
  4. Call to Action

Distribution

  • Film Festivals (Houston International Film Festival, Big Sky, Slamdance, LA FilmFestival, ReelAbilities, SXSW)
  • Conferences (IOCDF National Conference, OCD Texas Annual Conference)
  • Home/Office accessibility for patients and therapists
  • Vimeo rental for general public

What makes our documentary stand out?

There is a handful of digital media explaining what OCD is, but much of it is unrelatable to a general audience. We hope to make a documentary that is not just informative, but also allows a general audience to connect to OCD on a cinematic and personal level.

Additionally, there is an abundant amount of media out there that portrays the perfectionism or hand-washing aspects of OCD. These are real aspects of certain types of OCD, but this does not represent OCD accurately. Our documentary will talk about the taboo types of OCD: sexually intrusive thoughts, harm OCD, and religious OCD (scrupulosity).