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 inspires viewers to believe it is possible to fight their worst fears and beat back OCD.


About the filmmakers

Kelly and Chris met at a support group for Parents of Children with OCD in Brooklyn, NY. As parents of kids 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.

Behind the scenes production photos

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 help and support making our film. Thank you to our fiscal sponsor, Women Make Movies.

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