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Can you make a movie while having mental illness?
Bud Clayman is doing it.

Will making a documentary about your mental illness change your life? Maybe.

Mental illness interrupted his dream of a filmmaking career. Thirty years later, he’s making the movie of his life. Bud Clayman is one of films’ most unlikely heroes. This is a personal story with universal relevance—a wildly original documentary of pain and vulnerability, empowerment, and Bud’s quest for belonging.

 

"Once I got stable, I thought to myself, this is why I'm on the planet . . . to be a voice for the countless number of people with mental illness who feel like they don't have their own voice."

  

 

“Once I got stable, I thought to myself, this is why I’m on the planet . . . to be a voice for the countless number of people with mental illness who feel like they don’t have their own voice.” —Michael Solomon

Segment from the film
Welcome To My Cave; Michael Solomon's  story