WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Hollywood Film Festival
His art has been compared to da Vinci, his writings have been compared to Bukowski, and his life has been compared to Van Gogh. Considered an "insane genius" by those who know him, Zbigniew Fiks is a manic-depressive outsider artist, revealed in this stunning portrait of mental illness and creativity. The film follows Z's three-year bipolar cycle, exposing his wild fluctuations from madness to reclusive depression. Interwoven throughout are his personal home videos, films and audiotapes. Interviews with friends and family add to his personal history. His poetry is a product of his illness, illustrating Z's truly unforgettable story.
Produced and Directed by: Brad Besser and Vince Clemente
Cinematography by: Dan Billups
Original Score by: Mike Kramer
Edited By: Brad Besser
Sound Mixer: Steven Aguilar