Based on a true story, when her sister is diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, a first-year medical student returns home as the family struggles to 'fix' the disorder before it’s too late.
What is 'Disordered'?
When her sister is diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, a first-year medical student returns home as the family struggles to fix the disorder before it’s too late.
While there is a growing amount of awareness and materials that focus on mental health and eating disorders, during my own experience, I found that there was little support or openness for friends/family members of the affected. Understandably, there are some media TV/films that tackle this subject, from the perspective of the person suffering from the eating disorder. However, I’ve often found that these provide a ‘glamourized’ version of events. Or more often than not, have a guaranteed happy ending…
I personally feel like it’s important to show the good and the bad sides of a family going through something like having a child with an eating disorder. The highs and the devastating lows which can be caused and felt by anyone in the family.
As someone who was indirectly affected by an eating disorder, I found there was a huge pressure to be ‘perfect’, to never say anything wrong or feel anything that could be detrimental, because I knew the results could be catastrophic.
Through this storytelling I want others like me to see and understand that it’s ok to mess up, it’s ok to feel angry, upset, alone and lost, even while doing your best to try and help a person in your life recover from an eating disorder or other mental illness.
Take a look through the information pack below for further details!
Meet the Team.
What we need.
We are hoping to raise £5,100 to help pay for:
- Our amazing cast and crew!
- Production equipment and post-production.
- Festivals and promotion, to help get the content to as many people as possible!
We know that this is a lot of money to ask for, however, we're really passionate that this film gets made in a way that's truthful to life and we're able to put it out there so as many people can see it and benefit from it as possible!
We know that the pandemic also has had a huge impact on everyone's finances and your ability to donate.
If you are able to financially contribute, we’d be forever grateful, but if not, spreading the word about the campaign could also make a huge difference.
We are offering some rewards and experiences for those who want to make an investment!
- £5 - Monthly newsletter updates about the film
- £10 - Handwritten, 'Disordered' thank you postcard
- £20 - PDF of the shooting script
- £30 - MP4 of the finished film before public release
- £50 - Come and join us for a day on set!
- £75 - Special thanks at the end of the film PLUS entry to our online film screening of Disordered!
- £100 - Join the cast as an extra for a day
- £500 - Associate Producer credit at the end of the film
- £1000 - Executive Producer credit, you're the boss!
Risks and Challenges
As the film addresses some sensitive and triggering topics, we will have everyone's mental health at the forefront of our minds. Ensuring the set is a safe space for all involved.
Thank you for taking the time to read all about 'Disordered', we appreciate any and all support!