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OC87:The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie - 2 DVD Set (Amazon Exclusive)


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  • Actors: Bud Clayman
  • Directors: Bud Clayman, Glenn Holsten, Scott Johnston
  • Writers: Bud Clayman, Scott Johnston
  • Producers: Bud Clayman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Fisher Klingenstein Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009LRQUSO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,126 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Can you make a movie while having mental illness? Bud Clayman is doing it.

Will making a documentary about your mental illness change your life? Maybe.

Mental illness interrupted his 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 that he believes will transform his life.

When problems hit the fan, Bud sometimes feels defeated. More often, he draws strength and skills from therapy, humor, and relationships. Even so, he feels different, and the stigma of mental illness is fierce.

Meanwhile, directing this documentary film stretches Bud in ways that ultimately recast his quest. From the shadows of suffering, a portrait of imperfect courage emerges—a testament to acceptance, change, and hope.

The LA Times hailed OC87 as "uniquely inspiring." The New York Times called it "moving, penetrating" and The New York Post said, "it's easy to cheer his ultimate triumph."

This 2 DVD collector's edition includes over 45 minutes of additional footage and the documentary is closed captioned.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Customer Reviews

Bud is making a difference by sharing his story!
Diane
The kinds of things that can seem as easy as making a decision are difficult for some and impossible for others.
Sheryl Fechter
This story is an amazing view into Bud Clayman's life and his struggle to overcome mental illness.
Nash deVille

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Technically decent. on December 3, 2012
Format: DVD
I find most films about mental illness are unbearably sad. This film-maker pokes fun at himself, his parents and the frustrations of those who try to work with him. There is a lot of "New York" humor that may not work in the Heartland. However, I found it delightful and remarkable that after many years of an inability to do anything, Bud Clayton put together a film that is eye-opening for anyone who knows nothing about mental illness and inspirational to anyone who may be struggling to regain balance after developing a mental illness.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By scheek on January 21, 2013
Format: DVD
I was wanting to educate myself on Bipolar, Asperger's, and Obsessive Compulsive disorders and ran across this film.

This film grows on the viewer quickly. It's very personable as it takes a look at the life of Buddy Clayton who suffers from some or all these disorders. The beauty of the film is that it let's someone on the outside journey with Buddy and enter Buddy's mind on a day to day basis. It's impossible for a disease free person to understand the mental thoughts of someone with these diseases without help from someone walking them through it as Buddy has.

I commend Buddy and his staff for producing a "dead on" film.

I do believe through Amazon Reviews and other reviews that this film (in time) will find a place in the mental health media as a MUST to be seen. I give it 1 star for the simplicity of the film, 1 star for covering the complexity of a disease, 1 star for honesty, 1 star for Buddy's bravery, 1 star for overall education! This is a total of 5 stars.

I would like for Buddy to do more in this area helping others through his film work.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 9, 2013
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If you have experience with mental health or not this is a good film to get a bit of an inside look. Granted, not all people affected have the same symptoms or issues but Clayman is honest and open about what is going on in his head.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on June 3, 2013
Format: DVD
This documentary all about the life of Bradford (Buddy) Clayman is truly a wonder to behold. What is initially striking is just how personable Buddy is, with all he now must undertake just to get through one single day. I felt honored to have been included into a snippet of his situation.

People having something to say with this kind of rare honesty is not a situation that I ever really expect, it takes a bravery and candor that will and does lift it up. His attitude toward his new-found life at age 47 is the glue that holds Buddy together in society with this type of severe mental illness. I was amazed at each and every turn he made, with his therapist who suffers from the affliction of OCD himself, his friends, and with his parents' loving support.

Buddy explains to one of his Dr.s (Sally Gever PhD) about what "OC87" means to him. It is actually a state of mind when his Obsessive-Compulsive thoughts are overtaking him; "out of control of everything" is a dark and terrifying place for him. He must constantly be aware of and talk himself through thought-processes that would come into our minds so quickly that we don't even notice them. With Buddy, "these words are a command" (his therapist, Jonathan Grayson PhD, teaches him) and Buddy must choose an action in these terribly difficult times. The film teaches all the different types and ways these thoughts are so intrusive.

The group therapy sessions lend such valuable insight to experiences that people who suffer from mental illness go through everyday. The kinds of things that can seem as easy as making a decision are difficult for some and impossible for others. Feelings are forgotten as soon as a person leaves. Remembering those feelings felt within the experience is impossible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura Paxton on July 27, 2014
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I also have Asperger's and Bipolar, have had bouts of OCD and Major Depression at times. I could relate to what Bradford was going through and I can see how his expressing the thoughts in his head should be very educational for other people. He was dead on with the heart of many aspects of living with these conditions. However, the film became tedious. The same themes were repeated, over and over. The character seemed to gather no new insights. And yes, as other reviewers pointed out, he does not treat his mother very well. I think Bradford is a likeable character, overall. I know how epic his struggle has been- I don't know how people like us get through life sometimes! So, my critique is more about the film than about Bradford. Yet, I kept waiting to hear something new, and it rarely happened. That in addition to the long monologues while doing basic things like shaving and standing on a curb really made the movie hard to watch. I watched an hour and that was all I could watch.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Juanita Ali-Smith on March 11, 2013
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I have been waiting for the public to have acess to this fiilm.
It's a film about heartbreak , hope and recovery.
I think it should be a part of all educational training that pertains to the treatment and undestanding
for those who treat and those have a mental health diagnosis
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shelly White on January 23, 2013
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Good learning tool. I use it for my adult groups and it sure pulls them is and opens their eyes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By poemperson on August 13, 2013
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I've had many adult students with these difficulties, and it was enlightening and inspiring to view them from the perspective of a person dealing with them.
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