I Am a Sex Addict (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2006

I Am a Sex Addict 2005

Directed by Caveh Zahedi

Documentary filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s itch for anonymous, commitment-free sex is fatally paired with a need to confess his peccadilloes – ideally to a totally committed girlfriend.

USA In English
98 minutes Beta-SP

Director, Screenplay

Photography

Greg Watkins

Editors

Thomas Logoreci
,
Caveh Zahedi

Animation

Bob Sabiston

Music

Hilary Soldati

With

Caveh Zahedi
,
Rebecca Lord
,
Emily Morse
,
Amanda Henderson
,
Greg Watkins

Festivals

Rotterdam, Tribeca, Vancouver 2005

Elsewhere

Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi’s persistent itch for anonymous, totally commitment-free sex is fatally paired with a need to confess his peccadilloes – ideally to an understanding, totally committed girlfriend. Failing that, he’s prepared to make sport of his shame for the edification of any of us willing to pay for a film called I Am a Sex Addict. An amusingly sheepish exhibitionist of his own perversity, Zahedi makes an unexpectedly good case for his addiction as a male mental health issue in need of an airing.

“The film is Zahedi’s account of some 20 years struggling with his fetish for prostitutes, an obsession that destroyed his relationships with three women. Zahedi’s engagingly neurotic screen presence, both in his narration to camera and in his dramatic re-enactments, makes for a likeable comic persona that keeps audiences hooked even when we shudder at his indiscretions… Wittily making a virtue of its budgetary restraints, the film artfully treads a delicate line between flippancy and soul-baring seriousness.” — Jonathan Romney, Screendaily