Scott Bateman has suffered from depression most of his life, so of course now he has made a funny and visually-inventive autobiographical documentary about how his depression feels.

The film is structured as a fast-paced 100-question test and includes appearances by Cory McAbee (The American Astronaut), Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), comedians Lane Moore (Tinder Live) and Dave Hill (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and more.

Scott Bateman directed the award-winning feature You, Your Brain, & You (2015) and the award-winning short film 600 Space Aliens (2016). He wrote the book Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts (Perigee Books) and is a Jeopardy! champion.


The Bateman Lectures on Depression: Trailer from Scott Bateman on Vimeo.

"Bateman's film is reminiscent of the '90s nostalgia of watching Liquid Television on MTV, a style which he uses to explore his personal experience with depression." 

–Heather Fink (Director, Inside You)

"See it. It's a quirky, darkly comic view on depression."

–Ken Plume (Host, A Bit Of A Chat With Ken Plume podcast)

"Scott has such an amazing, authentic and inventive comic mind."

–Michael Showalter (Director, The Big Sick)

Scene from The Bateman Lectures on Depression from Scott Bateman on Vimeo.



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