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
“IT’S EASY TO CHEER HIS ULTIMATE TRIUMPH!”
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OC87 was at the Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2010. Enjoy these photographs to get a flavor for the enthusiasm at the screenings.
OC87 screened at the Radar International Independent Film Festival in November 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.
OC87 screened on October 16, 2010 at the San Francisco Doc Festival.
Tamara Henry interviewd Bud Clayman on the red carpet when OC87 screened at the Filmanthropy Festival in October 2010.
OC87 screened at the International OCD Foundation conference on July 15, 2010.
Audience members included people with OCD, family members, and mental health professionals. OC87 Director Bud Clayman fielded questions from the IOCF audience about the challenges of not only making the documentary, but also being its principal subject.
Jonathan Grayson, PhD, who is featured in OC87, was there to elaborate on Buddy’s experiences with OCD and Asperger’s. Later in the week, Dr. Grayson received IOCF’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Buddy’s Asperger’s consultant, Cathy Grayson, MA, was also at the screening and responded to questions about Buddy’s use of “coping cards.” Throughout the film, OC87 shows Buddy utilizing a number of coping techniques that help him navigate everyday situations.
San Francisco newscaster and author Jeff Bell reunited with Buddy at the screening. Jeff’s journey with OCD is profiled in OC87, and he remains active in mental health public awareness activities.
OC87 screened on June 17, 2010 at the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA) conference. Check out this video to hear what OC87 fans had to say about this inspiring documentary.