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Updated: Feb 17, 2023


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.

Our Review

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!

Director Statement

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

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Black & White and Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: Yes - Northern Michigan University

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