Post production depression according the urban dictionary:
“the feeling of loss, despair, emptiness, and boredom experienced by most theatre kids after the show, musical, or play they've been working on for months ends. Caused by no longer seeing their friends every day and having nothing to do without rehearsals”
You might have felt it before but maybe didn’t know what it was?!
The first time I felt it was when I produced the short film No Temas. We’ve been working non stop for a few months and the days we were filming where quite intense.
I remember the whole picture, I came home, it was a Sunday night, closed the door and threw myself to the sofa. The silence, the stillness of my surroundings, overwhelmed me and just like that out of nowhere I started crying.This scene has repeated a couple of times when I go into intense production processes. Off course I don’t cry anymore!! But I have this feeling of emptiness and tiredness inside.
When I moved here I heard for the first time the term “post production depression”. I thought it was funny, and at the same time it gave me some kind of peace to know that this was a common feeling into people working in this branch .
So next time you go into nonstop hard working and creative process and you have this feeling… don’t worry too much… embrace it… and then leave it behind…is time to keep on working!!