AWI Short Film Competition

Rinse and Repeat

A short film about living with OCD.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a mental illness characterised by an individuals obsessive need to perform repetitive tasks. One symptom is obsessive cleaning. This video deals with something coping with such symptoms.


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Director: Daniel Richardson

Rinse and Repeat was made by a small, but mighty team: Daniel Richardson is a writer/director who has worked independently making short films throughout his life as both a hobby and for various work. Harry Plumb is an editor. Often working together with Daniel they made the film Take 31 which was shortlisted for the Tyneside Cinema award. Arnie Clayton is a producer who often casts Harry’s and Daniels movies. All three are students studying Video and New Media at the University of Sunderland. Matt Rudduck is a composer that has worked on both features and shorts.

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