CREATIVITY & MADNESS / 2017
COMIC is an exciting new documentary that explores the interface between creative expression and mental health.
Terry Alderton is an award winning standup comedian with multiple personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, depression and increasingly tinnitus and deafness.
Latterly Terry has made these fractured sides of his personality part of his stand up show, sharing with audiences directly what is going on in his head.
This documentary is an intimate portrait of an exceptionally creative and productive individual. Funny and compelling Terry shares how he manages to express himself creatively and how his mental illness has both helped and hindered his creativity.
Shot over twelve months, COMIC was directed and produced by award winning filmmakers Sam & Ben Callis.
These are the loose ends of my mind. The things that need to be bolted down but truly aren't bolted down.” - Terry Alderton