The American Independent Filmmaking Disease Association reports ten diagnostic criteria for determining the extent of Independent Filmmaking addiction. Here are 3 of those symptoms to help you determine if you have an abusive relationship with independent filmmaking.
The video PSA was written and produced Jarboe (Bell-Jarboe Films) and directed by Scott Simmons with original soundtrack by Harrison Holmes. The PSA was produced to educate the general public as well as health care professionals about this insidious disease so many of us suffer from.
If any of the below symptoms apply to you, then you are "at risk" for the terrible suffering that results from independent filmmaking disease.
- Preoccupation – Preoccupied with Independent Filmmaking (e.g., preoccupied with reliving past Independent Filmmaking experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to make a film)
- Tolerance – Needs to make films with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement
- Withdrawal – Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop Independent Filmmaking
If you match any of these or the other 7 symptoms, then you must visit Indie Fever, a website created to help out with this growing disease. You can check out the Public Service Announcement created to get the word about this growing problem, address some questions to see if you (or someone you love) has the disease and tell your own story in the guestbook.
"If we can save just one life from the agony and misery caused by Independent Filmmaking then this post will be worth it."