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"That Way Madness Lies...", is a feature-length documentary film: in many respects a "first-person" account of my brother's battle with late-onset schizophrenia.  Thank you for taking the time to learn about the project and consider the number of ways you can assist in this endeavor.

After a successful Kickstart, "That Way Madness Lies..." has been accepted into the International Documentary Association's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, allowing future donations to be processed through the IDA with tax exempt status.  Ojeda Films, Inc. has also been accepted as a signatory by the Directors' Guild of America to hire Sandra Luckow as the filmmaker.  The film has taken a harrowing turn with the accidental death of our mother, Dolores O. Luckow, and her son's inability to say goodbye because of incapacitating paranoia.  We need your support -- in honor of the recent shootings by mentally ill persons and to shed light on a broken system which impedes help that could be available. Please consider making a dontation today—all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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The film has been getting quite a bit of press lately, which you can read here:

Filmmaker copes with fears, reality of Oregon brother's mental illness - Oregon Live

Exploitation Or Honesty: Should Filmmaker Use Her Brother's iPhone Video Of His Own Madness? - Forbes

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This film has the potential to help others in their struggle to understand and cope with mental illness--read more >

 
My 48 year-old brother, Duanne, unwittingly chronicles his descent into madness with his iPhone's capabilities. It's brutal and honest.

You think it can't possibly happen to you or anyone you care about. And, certainly, if fate dealt such a blow, it would be more manageable in the shadows. But the odds are not in your favor. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 or older--or about one in four adults -- suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.  Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller portion of about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 who suffer from a serious mental illness.  In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44.  (The Kim Foundation) 
"That Way Madness Lies"... (a line from "King Lear," Act III, Scene IV) is a feature-length documentary film about my brother's rare late-onset paranoid schizophrenia told, in-part, from his point-of-view with a collection of iPhone video clips he made before being committed to 180 days at the Oregon State Hospital in Portland. His illness has been an unpredictable, hellish journey through a landscape including his friends and family.

 
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