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OCD: The War Inside

OCD: The War Inside

| 1 h 10 min

WARNING: This film discusses the topic of OCD. Viewer discretion is advised.

This feature documentary explores the daily lives of individuals living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a misunderstood anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts, nagging fears and ritualistic behaviour. From the outside, its sufferers have no physical disabilities and have every appearance of being as functional as the next person. But inside, a daily war is waged for survival.

  • director
    Mark Pancer
    David Hoffert
  • producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • editor
    Greg West
  • director of photography
    Barry Stone
  • associate producer
    Brenda Hoffert
  • sound recordist
    Eric Fitz
  • original music
    Paul Hoffert
  • sound editor
    Stephen Barden
    Kevin Banks
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Shelley Craig
  • additional camera
    Michael Ellis
    Joan Hutton
    David Hoffert
  • Jib operator
    Robert Armstrong
  • additional sound recording
    Ervin Copestake
    Dennis Hill
    John Martin
  • camera assistant
    David Johns
    Jackie Pelle
  • production supervisor
    Kemp Archibald
    James Fiege
  • program administrator
    Ida Di Fruscia
  • production administrative assistant
    Melissa Preston
    Julietta McGovern
    Jeff Sterne
  • assistant sound editor
    Trent Richmond
  • assistant editor
    David Grout
  • assistant production supervisor
    Mark Wilson
    Michael Sardella
  • administrative assistant
    Joanne Forrest
  • production assistant
    Zack Kerbel
    Jeremy Graham
    Avra Fein
    Matthew Toth
  • transcription
    Pat Kerr
  • archival footage research
    Brenda Hoffert
    David Hoffert
    Mark Pancer
    Julietta McGovern
  • original music recording engineer
    James Rohr
  • acoustic guitar
    Don Ross
  • cello
    Kristine Bogyo
  • digital music sequencing
    Paul Hoffert
  • arranging
    Paul Hoffert
  • orchestration
    Paul Hoffert
  • instrumental sampling
    Michael Warning
  • online editor
    Kevin Gibson
  • colourist
    Joanne Rourke
  • motion control
    Leona Vitoulova
  • visual effects producer
    Doug Morris
  • creative director
    Tony Cleave
  • animator
    Roy Rodriguez
    Derek Gebhart
  • Inferno artist
    Terry Rose
  • film mode
    Darren Jennekens
  • digital technician
    Douglas Crawford
  • stills photographer
    Vincenzo Pietropaolo
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore



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