I Am Borderline uses the experience of multiple characters to portray
the realities and struggles of living with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
BPD is one of the most stigmatized and wildly misunderstood mental health
disorders, this film aims to help increase awareness, decrease stigma,
and create empathy and understanding for the BPD community.
A psychotherapist at Wright Institute Los Angeles, this is Betsy Usher’s directorial debut. Along side cinematographer Thom Kuo, I Am Borderline, hopes to create a positive change in the BPD community.
Key Crew: Betsy Usher, Thom Kuo, Doug Usher, Tommy Dill & Lily and the Lion, Jared Pecht, Dina Goldman, Brant Anderson, Michele Gomes
Key Cast: Jeff D’Agostino, Lucy Walsh, Josh Goldman, Danielle Keaton, Amanda Gardner
You can view I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project
at the 4th annual Pictoclik Film Festival in San Francisco Nov. 5th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here
Dr. Betsy Usher (Writer/Director/Producer)
Director and writer, Dr. Betsy Usher is a clinical psychologist at Wright Institute Los Angeles, specializing in borderline personality disorder and other mental health issues. Recently, Dr. Usher has taken on writing and directing short films in order to bring more awareness on mental health issues to the community. Dr.Usher’s directorial debut, “I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project” won Art With Impacts June 2016 mental health film competition. Since then, “I Am Borderline” has been admitted into numerous film festivals including: Awareness Film Festival: Los Angeles, REEL Recovery Film Festival: New York, Los Angeles CineFest, Monkey Bread Film Fest, Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival, and Voiceless International Film Festival. Dr. Usher is currently working on a short film “The Voices of Warriors” a film based on sexual assault against women.
In association with Wright Institute Los Angeles