Clomipramine (NYU Application Film, Accepted) | Drama, Experimental | 5 min


The story follows an unnamed character prescribed daily to take Clomipramine (a type of SSRI antidepressant), the primary method of treating harm Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Taking clomipramine comes with extreme side effects such as lifelessness and depression, which force the protagonist to carry himself through a mundane work-life and put up with unpleasant customers. Ultimately, our main character is forced to choose between continuing to take Clomipramine or suffering the consequences in its absence. 

Director: Ian Novoselac

Cinematographer: Ian Novoselac

Editor: Ian Novoselac

Production: Ian Novoselac

Sound Design: Ian Novoselac 

Cast: Owen Millman | Ian Novoselac  

This film was based on a true story told to me by my film teacher about a young child diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Clomipramine, one of the main treatments for this disorder, has side effects like lifelessness and depression. I created this film to illustrate patients with this disorder’s lack of options. -Ian Novoselac Director Statement¬†