Share the Same Madness

Raised orthodox catholic, Dennis Hudson lives with his parents and 9 siblings in their impoverished home in Detroit. At a young age, Dennis, who has high functioning Autism, found that electronic music gave him a voice outside his families strict religious beliefs. For Dennis music is more than an art form, its a coping mechanism.

  • Tim Richardson
    Director
  • Tim Richardson
    Writer
  • Tim Richardson
    Producer
  • Poppy Gordon
    Producer
  • Dennis Hudson
    Key Cast
  • Kelly Hudson
    Key Cast
  • Dante Palomba
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Music, psychology, poverty, religion, family, detroit
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • None
Distribution Information
  • None
Director Biography - Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Tim RIchardson makes images acutely attuned to their time. His diverse body of work fuses the emotive potential of cinema with the latest in 3D and motion capture technology. Richardson’s award winning work includes short films, music videos, commercials and photography.

Richardson’s short films have been screened at festivals including ONEDOTZERO, Strasbourg and The Venice Biennale. His most recent usic video ‘Black Exit’ for Paul Banks was released exclusively on Nowness in October 2017. Inspired by HR Giger’s organic futurism the video takes the virtual body to its sensual and sculptural limit.

Alongside his film work Richardson has an award winning photographic career. His pictures have been exhibited internationally and are in the collections of Deutsche Bank, Mode Museum Hasselt and Sir Elton John. Most recently his work was exhibited in the Mode Museum Hasselt, Belgium. Richardson’s first monograph, Spiritual Machine, was published by Prestel Fall of 2015.

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Director Statement

Share the Same Madness began as a music documentary on Dennis Hudson - a young Detroit based electronic musician I met on soundcloud.com. Throughout our exchange, Dennis’ encyclopedic knowledge of music and candid honesty about his poverty was disarming.
He described himself as having high functioning Autism, which shocked me but also explained his obvious intelligence. We soon became friends and I decided to make a short documentary about his work.
Once I was in Detroit, Share the Same Madness became much more than a title. It became an experience as Dennis’ life drew me down a bizarre rabbit hole of old testament religion and mental illness.
I discovered music is Dennis’ attempt to find a voice outside the rigid confines of his mother’s home-schooling philosophy and deeply catholic culture. The artistic expression of his desire to rationalize his mothers fervent beliefs with his own. For Dennis music is more than just an art form, its a coping mechanism.

Tim Richardson
Writer/Director
Share the Same Madness
tim@timrichardson.tv