About UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie

Kids, teens and adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are trapped in a vicious cycle of worries, intrusive thoughts and rituals. While loved ones are desperate to help them, defeating OCD takes time and specialized therapy. To uncover what OCD is, and what it isn’t, filmmakers Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier focus on an unlikely group of experts: kids!

 

UNSTUCK is an award-winning short film that explains OCD through the eyes of young people. It avoids sensationalizing compulsions and obsessions, and instead reveals the complexity of a disorder that affects the brain and behavior. As the group of resilient kids and teens roadmap their process of recovery, the film will inspire you to believe it is possible to fight your worst fears and defeat OCD.

 

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About the filmmakers

Kelly and Chris met at a support group for Parents of Children with OCD in Brooklyn, NY. As parents of kids and teens with OCD, they've experienced the devastating impact this psychiatric disability has on kids and families. They understand how alone a child feels when he or she doesn’t know anyone with OCD. And they've witnessed the positive effects of having kids and teens with OCD talk with each other. They created UNSTUCK as a way to give back to those who helped their children over the years.

CHRIS BAIER
PRODUCER

Chris is an award-winning Writer, Filmmaker and Creative Director. His ad campaigns have been honored at Cannes Lions and the One Show. He has featured in Adweek, Communication Arts and the One Show. Chris has used his affiliation with UNSTUCK to further advocate for those with OCD all over the world. He is OCD Ambassador for the IOCDF.

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KELLY ANDERSON
DIRECTOR

Kelly is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and director. Her film include My Brooklyn (PBS World channel), Every Mother’s Son (PBS broadcast on POV, Tribeca Film Festival – Audience Award), and Out at Work (Sundance Film Festival, HBO).

She is Chair, Dept. of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, NYC

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ERIC PHILLIPS-HORST
CINEMATOGRAPHER

Eric is a NY-based cinematographer. His work includes broadcast television (MTV, Nickelodeon, Arte France), documentary and independent festival circuits (HBO NY and LA Latino, Nashville, Orlando) and numerous online publications. He is a founding member of the Meerkat Media Collective.

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Behind the scenes production photos

UNSTUCK an OCD kids film
UNSTUCK an OCD kids film

Chris, Kelly and Eric discuss the edit

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UNSTUCK OCD film production

Filming Ariel's ERP homework

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OCD in teens film

Jake draws the clocks that bothered him.

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UNSTUCK Film: Accomplishments
UNSTUCK Film: Accomplishments

Sarah made this to remind herself of her success.

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UNSTUCK Film: On the set
UNSTUCK Film: On the set

Setting up for an interview

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UNSTUCK OCD documentary

Vanessa and Charlotte look over footage with Eric and their parents.

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UNSTUCK Film production

Getting the sound just right.

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UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie
UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie

Jake and Tatum pose that the 2017 OCD Conference

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UNSTUCK OCD kids film

Filming on location in Florida

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UNSTUCK OCD film

Eric filming Sharif in New Jersey.

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UNSTUCK Film: Waiting for Camera 1
UNSTUCK Film: Waiting for Camera 1

Kelly, Eric and Holden review his interview in South America

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UNSTUCK OCD Film

Vanessa draws a worry.

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UNSTUCK Film: Sound Mix
UNSTUCK Film: Sound Mix

Mixing final sound with JD at Color New York

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UNSTUCK OCD Film

Vanessa cuddles with her cat Rumplestiltskin

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UNSTUCK OCD Film

Sibling interview with Charlotte

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UNSTUCK OCD Kids Film

Holden and Tatum share a laugh during their interview.

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Film Advisory Board

Dr. Ariz Rojas

Director of Behavioral Therapies, Department of Psychiatry Icahn School of Medicine,

Mount Sinai Hospital
 

Dr. Eric Storch

Professor and McIngvale Presidential Endowed Chair,

Baylor College of Medicine

Jenny Jaffe

Founder, Project UROK


Stephanie Cogen

Education and Training Manager

International OCD Foundation

Thank you to the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation for all the help and support. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor, Women Make Movies.