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Fringe Benefits How do you know that nice, helpful guy in the next cubicle is a psychopath? You don’t. In Crazytown, real-life therapist/performer Jude Treder-Wolff takes you down the rabbit hole of belief that led to her being blind-sided by reality. It’s a comic take on an over-eager therapist getting over herself (when nothing else seemed to be working). And these days, when our phones are smarter than we are, and we can meet, fall in love, shop for a ring and get some counseling with someone and never meet them in person – it’s a cautionary tale about how authentic a completely fake person can be.            9 benefits to seeing CrAZyToWn: my first psychopath in no particular order of importance   1. It's a no-carb, no-fat, no-calorie treat! 2. Free-range storytelling! All stories lived cage-free and were never given growth hormones to make them unnaturally interesting.                       3. You'll learn that spotting a psychop

If It's Your Life or Your Movie, Own It: How Independent Filmmaker A.D. Pearson Stays In The Game

A.D. Pearson, Independent Film-maker by Jude Treder-Wolff, LCSW, RMT, CGP         "Great stories happen," according to This American Life's Ira Glass, "to those who can tell them," which seems especially true in the storytelling form of documentary film. To record real-life events in real time, and neither predict nor control the end game requires a unique combination of vision and willingness to risk. Independent filmmaker A.D. Pearson, whose documentary Running Through: The Jordan Culbreath Story will be shown as part of the VisionFest film festival at the Tribeca Cinemas on Thursday June 21, views the documentary form as a kind of offering to the subject, an opportunity to "frame someone's story. You owe it to them to tell their story the right way. I like that challenge, to surprise them by showing how they might be seen through outside eyes." Despite the various and often unpredictable problems that arise, he loves the personal auton