Hello everyone,

My name is Nate and I'm a videographer in the United States. I have also struggled with MD for as long as I can remember and this site was one of the first places I discovered that shed light on the problem I've been dealing with. Eretaia's essay post in the forum was particularly enlightening for me, something I've read over and over and I probably need to read it again (I highly recommend reading it if you haven't already). I recently got an email saying this site was up and running again and it gave me an idea...

So I guess you can say my wild mind led me to filmmaking. I'm trying to make it as a videographer in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm in film school and I've been making professional videos for almost a year now. So I'm wondering, would anyone here be interested in putting together a documentary on MD? Are there people here who would be willing to fund such a project? 

One of my most difficult obstacles in dealing with this thing my whole life is that nobody knows what it even is. Even therapists that I've seen in the past have blown it off whenever I tried to point out to them how much of a problem it is. So maybe a good documentary on this could prove to the world how big of a demon MD is? 

Also here is my website with other examples of my video work:

https://videoneedsllc.com/

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Yep, therapists don't get it! I'm completing my degree this year in Theater Arts at age 63! Docs are the best and someone definitely needs to make one about MDD!

That's an amazing idea!

I'm also into videos, I have an art channel (in Italian), I do videos for work, and now I'm also making videos on md...

So I just love the idea, but I'm not sure if/how I could help.

Are you thinking something like interviews or someone explaining it?

As someone suffering from MD every day, unable to get any real help or validation outside of forums like these, I would totally contribute to funding a MADD documentary!

Wow thats awesome. You must be really good with lighting then. My lighting game can use some work haha


ELizabeth AG said:

Yep, therapists don't get it! I'm completing my degree this year in Theater Arts at age 63! Docs are the best and someone definitely needs to make one about MDD!

Yeah I was thinking interviews and maybe B roll of people with MD living their daily lives. Perhaps even tracking down a therapist who knows how harmful it actually is.

That's cool you're from Italy. I actually studied abroad there in Rome. Traveling is one way I've tried to break away from the prison of my mind and get out into the real world. Despite that I think MD really affects me in the working world. Still hoping I can find my place somehow.

Valeria Franco said:

That's an amazing idea!

I'm also into videos, I have an art channel (in Italian), I do videos for work, and now I'm also making videos on md...

So I just love the idea, but I'm not sure if/how I could help.

Are you thinking something like interviews or someone explaining it?

YAY! haha it's so annoying. One time I gave a therapist an article to read on MD and then the next time I came in he said he didn't even read it. He then tried to say that all my problems were from depression. That was the last time I saw him haha



Melanie said:

As someone suffering from MD every day, unable to get any real help or validation outside of forums like these, I would totally contribute to funding a MADD documentary!

Wow, so unprofessional of him! It's an article, for heaven's sake, not a whole history book! Glad you didn't see him again, he sounds like a close minded individual. It saddens me when mental health professionals act like this. You deserve better!

Also, a MD doc sounds like an amazing idea!

Nathan said:

YAY! haha it's so annoying. One time I gave a therapist an article to read on MD and then the next time I came in he said he didn't even read it. He then tried to say that all my problems were from depression. That was the last time I saw him haha

There is one coming up!   Probably wont be available to the public for another year or so but it's called The Daydreamers by Thomas Renckens. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11773674/

ELizabeth AG said:

Yep, therapists don't get it! I'm completing my degree this year in Theater Arts at age 63! Docs are the best and someone definitely needs to make one about MDD!

I know that feeling. My therapist didn't give me the time of day when I tried to explain to her (several times!) what maladaptive daydreaming was. It's really disheartening. But we're not alone, and that's all that matters. Hopefully things will change in the future. 

Nathan said:

YAY! haha it's so annoying. One time I gave a therapist an article to read on MD and then the next time I came in he said he didn't even read it. He then tried to say that all my problems were from depression. That was the last time I saw him haha



Melanie said:

As someone suffering from MD every day, unable to get any real help or validation outside of forums like these, I would totally contribute to funding a MADD documentary!

Rome is lovely! How nice you studied there.

Well, I could help with some vodeo editing in case or finding Italian people to be interviewed.

Nathan said:

Yeah I was thinking interviews and maybe B roll of people with MD living their daily lives. Perhaps even tracking down a therapist who knows how harmful it actually is.

That's cool you're from Italy. I actually studied abroad there in Rome. Traveling is one way I've tried to break away from the prison of my mind and get out into the real world. Despite that I think MD really affects me in the working world. Still hoping I can find my place somehow.

Valeria Franco said:

That's an amazing idea!

I'm also into videos, I have an art channel (in Italian), I do videos for work, and now I'm also making videos on md...

So I just love the idea, but I'm not sure if/how I could help.

Are you thinking something like interviews or someone explaining it?

Nate, I hope you are successful with this documentary. I definitely want to participate. I was in Ohio, near Cleveland in September. Now I am near Boston. It was a nightmare for me there and a bad dream here. I was  born under a bad sign. My constant bad luck sends me into fantasies of revenge or just re-playing the scenes again in my head and doing what Ishould have done at the time.  I wish we could have a practice of a video recording us being ourselves, alone, oblivious to the outside real world and people and acting out our fantasies. This could be part of the documentary - for normal people and therapists to see what we are about. And it could be our therapy - for the feedback that we get from seeing what we do, being forced to be aware of our behaviors would go a long way to extinguishing the behaviors. I hope you will pursue this.

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