MANIC chronicles filmmaker Kalina Bertin’s struggle to make sense of the legacy of mental illness wreaking havoc over her siblings’ lives. Convinced that her father holds a key piece of the puzzle, she sets out to find the truth about him, and discovers a man known alternately as a cult leader, a scam artist, a prophet, and a father of fifteen. Manic invites the viewer on a compelling and intimate journey through time and through the mind, where past and present collide.
MANIC VR, the immersive virtual reality experience, premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest in June 2018. Explore the exuberant and chaotic worlds of an imagination haunted by bipolar disorder