Donald Trump. Howie Mandel. Howard Stern. Each of these men is among the most influential public figures of the world. Yet, most wouldn’t imagine that these powerful people all share a common mental disorder. They, along with millions of others around the globe, suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a neurobiological anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts and a need to perform repetitive and ritualistic behaviors. One in 50 adults currently battle with obsessive and compulsive behavior. One in 25 has dealt with the disorder at some point in their lives.
The film Rain Main brought worldwide awareness to autism and Children of a Lesser God eloquently dramatized the trials and tribulations of the hearing impaired. Now Kellie Madison brings us a narrative film that illuminates the debilitating struggle that millions of people who suffer from OCD deal with on a daily basis. Machine Man chronicles the spirited tale of an average man, who struggles with an extraordinary problem, facing his most debilitating fear in order to save the woman he loves.
To date, a film that addresses the daily debilitating fears associated with OCD has yet to be produced. Film is one of the most powerful mediums for conveying messages to audiences around the world. A feature like Machine Man can and will create empathy and awareness for those suffering with OCD. This will ultimately affect change by helping people recognize their disorder and subsequently seek proper treatment.
It takes more than a great script and great talent to get a film off the ground. It takes funding. Madison is using her passion for the project to attempt a filming feat no Producer has yet to achieve: raising the entire $2,000,000 budget of the film through philanthropic support from the local community. And they need YOUR help in spreading the word. Depending on the level of support, all participants will be rewarded, including the opportunity for a role in the film. Additionally, partial proceeds will go to the International OCD Foundation.
Watch a four minute video introduction about the project below.