Join us in the fight against mental health stigma by supporting a short film that brings a human face to those living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
A Personal Story.
from Scott Rohwer (Writer/Director)
A member of my family is a survivor of severe childhood trauma and neglect.
As an incredible tool of survival, parts of her self, or psyche, split off with each initial trauma. Each part, or alter, held trauma to be shelved away (dissociated) so that she could survive and cope as a child.
This is Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
“D.I.D. is the mind’s creative response to overwhelming trauma; a sane adaption to crazy, hurtful circumstances.” – David L. Calof
Psychologist and leading voice on D.I.D.
I grew up close to her fight to heal from incredible trauma and her journey learning how to transition from surviving to living.
Growing up wasn't easy, however...
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A Short Film.
Emma has recently lost her job for something she can’t remember; a side effect of her dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Due to immense shame, Emma has kept her lifelong mental disorder a secret from everyone she knows – until today.
Emma doesn’t have enough money to pay for her son’s birthday cake. She goes to desperate lengths to find a way to pay for the cake all while keeping up appearances and masking the signs of her disorder – even if it means paying a visit to her abusive, manipulative mother, Barb.
Emma’s last-ditch efforts to hold on to the status quo are at the risk of losing her last pillar of support, her best friend Claire.
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An independent-to-a-fault, single mother goes to desperate lengths to find money for her son’s birthday cake to keep her unemployment and life-long mental disorder a secret.
OUR MISSION IS: Destigmatize. Spread hope.
To tell a story which exposes the damaging stigma against those living with D.I.D. – survivors of immense trauma – by showing what it feels like to live with D.I.D.
To culturally bring a human face to those survivors who have been demonized, sensationalized, and exploited in media.
To give a message of hope to those living with D.I.D., survivors of abuse, and those living with other mental health issues.
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BE A STIGMA FIGHTER.
Support Our Cause
Join our cause by helping make this film a reality with your support.
Our plan for this film goes beyond one screening.
We hope to start a movement. Will you join us?
Our Goal: $7,000
Your contributions will go towards costs such as food for our hardworking cast and crew, equipment, locations, props, festival submissions, and further campaigning.
Stigma Fighter Perks
NOTE: You will receive all perks listed below your chosen contribution tier.
(i.e. $25 = Password Access + "Special Thanks" credit.)
For more detailed information, contact us by clicking here.
$15 – Password Access to Stream the Film Online
$25 – Name in “Special Thanks” credits
$50 – Shooting Script (PDF)
$100 – Password Access to Production Blog (w/ Live Updates)
$150 – Shooting Script (Printed/Signed) +
Cast & Crew Photo +
Handwritten Thank You Note
$250 – DVD
$350 – Blu-ray + Film Poster (Signed)
+ Conversation with the Director