There are over five million people in the United States (500,000 of these children) that know the true terror of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. “Once Again” is a short documentary about the truth of Childhood OCD. After nearly 20 years, filmmaker John Spottswood Moore revisits his life as a ten year old with OCD. In the early nineties, OCD was thought to be a behavioral, almost psychotic disorder. Weaving together animation, home movies, and animation, Moore tells the story of years lost to this horrible condition. Through mental torture, hospitalization, and humiliation, “Once Again” shows how John Spottswood Moore eventually won the fight against this disorder to become a champion of his own mind and body.
Once Again serves as much more than just entertainment. The film utilizes animation techniques to offer a first person illustration of how it actually feels to have OCD. What is an compulsion? Why can’t they just stop? Is it a life sentence of torture? Whether you are a doctor, parent, OCD sufferer, or just curious, Once Again puts you in the driver’s seat of this horrible, life changing condition.
Official Selection of the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival, 2014 Austin Film Society's SXSW ShortCase, London Feminist Film Festival (2013), Portobello Film Festival (2013). It won grand prize at both the Texas Union Film Festival and the Jump Cut Film Festival, and it was one of 12 films screened at the Longhorn Denius Showcase.
Background music is from Animal Collective - "Two Sails on a Sound"
NIGHT SHIFT (Documentary)
Director: Alison Boland
TRT: 18 min.
Members of the night shift custodial team in the Moody College of Communications building at UT Austin come from all over the world and have built a tight-knit work family here in the halls where we work and study. The film chronicles their life stories and situates these memories within the team's present-day work environment.
Crew: Alison Boland (Director); Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Shelby Hadden, Trey Barth (Camera); Nathan Helton and Ty Reeves (Sound)