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.
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“A MESSAGE OF HOPE!” NPR
“MOVING, PENETRATING!” New York Times
“UNIQUELY INSPIRING!” Los Angeles Times
“A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT!” The Huffington Post
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Filmmaker Puts His Mental Illness on Screen by Andy Webstermay “This is not a film about hand washing,” says Bud Clayman at the start of “OC87,” adding, “It’s a film about the fear of acting on thoughts.” Mr. Clayman has obsessive-compulsive disorder — specifically...read more
Soon after college, mental illness interrupted Bud Clayman’s dreams of a filmmaking career. Thirty years later, he’s made the movie of his life. After making this documentary, Bud founded the website OC87 Recovery Diaries, which expands on that story by...read more
'OC87' A 'Painful And Encouraging' Self-Portrait Robert Siegel talks with Bud Clayman — director of the documentary OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie. Clayman always wanted to be a filmmaker, but a mental breakdown years ago...read more