Experiencing Interruptions?

A Glimpse of Hope

Young people referred by Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Eating Disorder Team (HCEDT) worked alongside a Clinical Psychologist from the HCEDT and Strong Island Media to write and capture a short film about living with an eating disorder during a two-day filmmaking workshop. This groundbreaking piece seeks to educate and raise awareness of eating disorders, told from young people’s perspective, in their own unique way.

The creative process involved initially exploring pertinent themes, key messages and windows of insight as well as channelling their knowledge, ideas and experiences into different creative themes. Each of these different themes was paired with different cinematic styles they learnt during the workshop process. The young people acted, filmed, narrated and directed over two days, with the film being edited by Paul Gonella from Strong Island Media.

The film has already received wide praise and positive feedback in relation to its quality, utility and importance as a resource for others. It is hoped the film will be widely distributed for the benefit of others to better understand what it is like to have an eating disorder as well as provide hope about recovery.

This film was produced as part of the ICE Project by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

  • Paul Gonella
  • (Full names can be provided but are initially un-credited due to privacy concerns)
  • Charlotte Slinger
  • Paul Gonella
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    5 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
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    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director - Paul Gonella