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Watch Teaser Trailer For New Short Film About OCD - 'Contamination'

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act November 1, 2013 at 8:51AM

According to statistics from filmmaker Shanea R. Williams: “If OCD was an American city, it would be the second most populated city in the country”
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According to statistics from filmmaker R. Shanea Williams: “If OCD was an American city, it would be the second most populated city in the country.

Experts state that there are an estimated 4 million adults and children in the U.S. currently living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. And yet, when you think about it, has there ever been a film about it? I’m hard pressed to think of one.

Which was the inspiration for Ms. Williams' just recently completed short film Contamination, which she says “is putting a face on the oft-misunderstood anxiety disorder, and that mental health issues are universal and affect, people of all races, ages, and backgrounds."

The Queens New York based filmmaker, who in 2011 was a top 5 finalist in the Urban World Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, says the inspiration first came to her because "I had an idea about this character for a long time, what a woman who struggling with severe germaphobia which resulted in her having OCD. Soon the voice for this character became louder and louder and I created a story around her. I felt it'd work as a short film due to it being a contained environment."

Playing the lead is the Obie Award winning actress Cherise Boothe, who has appeared in the film 42, and Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined.

Boothe says that her character Jade's  "life circumstances have her battling with a condition by which she feels completely overwhelmed and controlled. Her condition was one I knew little about and wondered how someone gets to the place where we find her in the film. The journey of getting inside Jade's character--experiencing the world from her perspective, was an intriguing, challenging and daunting endeavor--three great draws for any artist."

Here’s the trailer for the film which will begin traveling the film festival circuit next year.



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