#UNFIT


TYPE
: Documentary Feature
GENRE: Documentary
STATUS: Production

LOGLINE

IS DONALD TRUMP PSYCHOLOGICALLY FIT TO BE PRESIDENT?

SYNOPSIS

In 2016, mental health professionals began to speak out in large numbers warning the public about a dangerously disordered president. In what came to be known as the Duty to Warn movement, tens of thousands  signed petitions, met with congressional leaders and marched in the streets. Never before, anywhere in the world, has the mental health community felt the need to alert the public about a leader so grossly ill that he presents an imminent threat to our way of life, liberty and global security. Trump has attacked the rule of law, the courts, long standing institutions and the free press.

Using anecdotal references, we will connect the dots between Trump's behavior and what we observe to be  conditions of paranoia, anti-social personality disorder, narcissism and sadism.  These traits are collectively termed Malignant Narcissism, often referred to as the "quintessence of evil". 

His madness is contagious. From the cult-like characteristics of his followers to the trauma normal people have experienced under his administration, Trump has created unprecedented mental health consequences around the globe. Should we all be pulled into the abyss by Trump walking the edge of disaster to feed his narcissism? The answer is a resounding no.

 

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS FILM.

As documentary filmmakers it is our job is to shed light and truth on issues that we think may serve the common good. Getting the general public to recognize the “imminent threat” of Trump’s psychological disorders requires a credible and powerful piece of communication. Just as An Inconvenient Truth significantly expanded and legitimized the conversation around climate change, #UNFIT will legitimize the conversation about the mental health of our most public figure.

We will interview mental health professionals, politicians, journalists, and members of the mainstream media, many of whom are Republicans and often the loudest voices against Trump, as well as citizens who have been the brunt of his ridicule, rage and assault. 

#Unfit will be the first of its kind to delve into the mind of a politician, something that has in the past been frowned upon in the psychiatric community.  The "Right" refuse to talk about Trump’s instability but rather brand those that criticize him as un-American. The filmmakers and our partners in the mental health community feel that NOT to warn the public would be a complete abdication of professional responsibility.

We need your support. Without you there will not be a film. The Midterms this November could very well be the most important election in our lifetime. Getting our message out to a wider community is crucial. The life of Democracy is at stake.

KEY CREW

Dr. John Gartner - Executive Producer

DR. JOHN GARTNER is a founding member of Duty to Warn, an association of mental health professionals and other concerned citizens advocating for the removal of Donald Trump. Dr. Gartner graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, received his Ph.D in clinical psychology at U Mass, completed post-doctoral training at Cornell Medical School; and taught in the department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School for 28 years. He is a contributor to the NY Times Best-Seller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, editor and contributor to the recent book Rocket Man:Nuclear Madness And The Mind Of Donald Trump and has appeared on MSNBC with Lawrence O’Donnell as well as CNN, podcasts with Senator Barbara Boxer and Scott Dworkin and he is the author of numerous op-ed pieces. 

Dan Partland - Director/Producer

DAN PARTLAND is a Multi-Emmy winner of documentary and non-fiction TV, whose work includes series such as A&E’s InterventionThe Sixties on CNN, American Race with Charles Barkley for TNT, and Afflicted, a soon to be released Netflix series. Prior to his work in television, Partland’s work included landmark films of the independent cinema such as the feature documentary A Perfect Candidate along with Sundance winners Welcome to The Doll House and The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack.  

Art Horan - Producer

ART HORAN is a producer with broad experience in both film and TV. Art was Executive Producer and oversaw production of two time Academy Award winning independent hit The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer; Executive Consultant on the Sundance Film Festival award winning documentary Ballad of Ramblin Jack; Executive Producer of a one hour documentary for ESPN on women and boxing Ring Girls by academy nominated director Amy Berg and most recently Producer of the documentary film Hands of God about the 2016 Iraq Olympic Boxing Team along with Executive Producer academy award winning writer/director Alfonso Cuarón. 

 

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