I created the film PAM to depict the mental deterioration of someone battling Bipolar Disorder through the lens of horror. I wanted to provide a metaphoric representation of how I feel during my own Bipolar episodes, since I was previously diagnosed with this disorder as a child. Throughout the film, I incorporated juxtaposing images and clips to induce a visual stimulation of the mental illness. I also made it a single person film to show how one might perceive a mental health crisis, that they in fact endure the feeling of mental isolation. The process of this project took nearly three months. It was an engrossing, but grim process as I attempted to comprehend the character even more so. I even attempted to sense that cataclysmic feeling while composing the script to be able to form a more clear representation of mental illness. This, I hope, gives shape to the kind of BPD I experience; mental health affects folks in different ways, so I hope that this new representation adds a voice to the hat.
This movie is a good attempt to see what one goes through while diagnosed with Bi-Polar, the emotional up’s & down’s cycle. Special appreciations as it’s completely written, acted, directed, shot by a single person who is actually experiencing it and as and when he experiences it. But with extra help and assistance form a small team would have helped in bringing out a quality short film with more video & audio quality & clarity.
Director Biography - Jeremiah Ogawa
Hi I am Jeremiah Ogawa! I am a performer from Marquette Michigan has performing for almost ten years now! I grew up with autism and mental illness. Acting just lets me be in someone else's shoes while also being who I am. Thank you for viewing my profile!
I try to participate in the creation of art to spread awareness to those that need their voices spoken and to create change in our society. This film I try to take in part every aspect of that.
Jeremiah Ogawa Director
Jeremiah Ogawa Writer
Jeremiah Ogawa Producer
Lisandra Perez Producer
Jeremiah Ogawa Key Cast
Project Type: Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Psychological
Runtime: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Completion Date: April 5, 2022
Production Budget: 0 USD
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Black & White and Color
First-time Filmmaker: Yes
Student Project: Yes - Northern Michigan University