Thursday, October 6

MD Discord Watch Party

The Daydreamers mini doc, Sept 23/24 7pm EST

The Maladaptive Daydreaming Discord server will be showing The Daydreamer mini doc, by Thomas Renckens, this Friday and Saturday (the 23rd and 24th of September 2022). The film will start at 7pm EST and is 33 minutes long.

What if you’re addicted to your own fantasy? The Daydreamers takes a closer look at the phenomenon of ‘Maladaptive Daydreaming’ – a psychological term coined by Prof. Dr. Eli Somer, which is characterised by extensive fantasy activity, so much so that it replaces human interaction and impairs real-life functioning.
This is the first ever documentary to touch upon this largely unknown condition, which affects hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. Protagonists Agatha and Jessica meet Eli Somer for the first time on-camera, sharing their experiences of living with maladaptive daydreaming with him.
Having never publicly talked about their condition, seeing their testimonies on camera provides a moving account of what it’s like to live a life cut off from reality.
CREDITS
Director: Thomas Renckens
Producer: Said Englund
Cinematographer: Twan Peeters
Editor: Ed Coltman
Sound Designer: Yin Lee
Composer: Natalia Tsupryk
Colourist: Michael Pearce
Sound Recordist: Griff Miles
Production Manager: Vigdis Maack
Assistant Camera: Lou Macnamara & Romyn Sharma
Title Designer: Yon Matauko

THE DAYDREAMERS – thomaswillemrenckens


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