Hillstarts

Hillstarts

We hope to create a responsible film that gives insight and raises awareness of life with an Eating Disorder.

We did it!

On 11th Dec 2017 we successfully raised £85 with 4 supporters in 28 days

 

We are a small, friendly team of third-year Film students from Falmouth University creating a documentary surrounding eating disorders:

Our documentary short seeks to raise awareness, understanding and give insight into life with an Eating Disorder (ED). We wish to bring diversity to the on-screen representation of eating disorders and create a responsible portrayal of ED.

 

We are currently in research and interviews stages. We are reaching out to those willing to share their story of ED on a national basis, whether you’re someone from past personal experience or a family member who has been affected. We can be contacted at beefilm123@gmail.com. We have been in contact with many UK charities and support groups on what’s best to include in our film, and as well as face-to-face visits we are also collecting a variety of given letters and poetry accounting experiences.

 

Why £700?

We have set a budget of £700, in order to make this documentary as diverse and visually interesting as possible. Travel expenses are a huge factor in our budget, with a national array of interviews and research trips. Additionally, there are equipment and props expenses, this will advance the visual quality of our film. We have then also included costs of documentary festival entries, that will reach a wider audience and enable further awareness of ED.

  

 

Who are we?

Director/ Cinematographer | Ellie Devereux

My name’s Ellie. I’m from Lancashire, soon to be 23 years old and am a third-year Film student at Falmouth University. I enjoy spending my time outdoors, swimming, documentary watching…and documentary making!

This project is close to the heart as I experienced an eating disorder throughout my teens. I have often found the on-screen representation of ED’s hard to relate to and sometimes irresponsible…and so my hope is, for our documentary to give an insight into life with an eating disorder and raise awareness to its diversity.

 

Producer | Christiana Moffatt

Hello, I'm Christiana (left), 21 years old and currently in my final year as a Film(BA Hons) student at Falmouth University. I joined this particular project knowing that my passions for using film as a form of self-expression will be shared, and believe that self-awareness, support, and understanding of others is vital, having grown up around my mother’s span of careers as a carer. Please help share and donate to this project in any way you can!

 

Sound Design | Sylvia Shey

Hey there! I'm Sylvia, an experimental filmmaker who specialises in editing and sound. On this film, I am the sound designer and enthusiastic supporter of my teammates! I am also incredibly passionate about anything that is able to contribute to social change and have complete faith in our team to treat this socially tabooed subject of eating disorder with sensitivity and care. Come join/ help us out on our journey for change!

 

Editor | Angelika Wdowiak 

Hello,  I’m Angelika, age 22 years old and born and raised in central Poland. I’m a third-year film student at Falmouth University. I love a good coffee and long walks in the woods! My role in this project is to edit the footage and bring out the best of the film. I’m passionate about all forms of art and visual communication. I think that sharing stories, emotions and raising awareness by visual art can enrich the society we live in, this is one of the reasons that I feel strongly connected to the project.

 

As you can see, this project means a lot to us. In order to make this documentary as impactful and original to the telling of the diversity of ED's we need your support and faith in our project. Please donate in any way you can, no matter how big or small.

Additionally, please feel free to share this around with friends and family. We also have a Facebook page, which will keep you up to date throughout our production.

 

Thank you for your time,

Ellie, Christiana,  Angelika and Sylvia. 


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