‘TRICHSTER‘ is a feature-length documentary about the little known disorder, trichotillomania, commonly called “trich”. “Trich” is an impulse control disorder that causes those that suffer from it to pull out their hair — body hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, skin. It affects 15 million Americans (that’s three times the amount of those who suffer from anorexia).
Filmed from the perspective of 8 “trichsters”, the film provides a glimpse into how their disorder affects their day-to-day life and relationships over the course of one year. Our goal for this documentary is to raise awareness and generate hope within the trichotillomania community.
We are a completely female creative team of industry professionals led by director, Jillian Corsie. Jillian’s inspiration for the film came from a close childhood friend who kept their trichotillomania hidden for a year. As a result, Jillian is using her love of filmmaking as a tool to normalize this disorder and help to prevent sufferers’ feelings of isolation and alienation.
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