There are some sensitive subjects for filmmakers. As a rule I don’t like to talk about myself. Iike to separate me from the work in order to give the viewer a better experience.
Outside of the films though, I am quite open about my OCD.
Not because it defines me but because I want to avoid the topic.
One thing I get annoyed by is people rationaling my abolty to do stop motion for hours on end with OCD.
The glorification and even fetishizing of mental illness is rampant now a days and should be shut down. I have to ability to dwell on minute actions but it is coincidental to any issue I may have.
No artist with a mental illness is greatful
they have it. And, let me bust this rumor, no mental illness has given an artist an abiltity- it only impedes us.