“I remember being diagnosed with anorexia in October 2010. And I was like ‘what is this? Just girls get that.’”
Paul Donald, anorexia survivor
MILLSTONE is a documentary about Men Get Eating Disorders Too, a charity that helps men affected by eating disorders. Through their interviews, nine men share their inspiring story of bravery and resilience, sending a message of hope to all sufferers. Their account is supported by poetic re-enactments, which are accompanied by extracts of other men’s stories. The aim of the film is to offer an alternative representation of eating disorders in men, which are often ignored or misjudged by the medias.
a film by MEN GET EATING DISORDERS TOO (mengetedstoo.co.uk/)
Produced, directed & shot by FLORENCE PELLACANI (florencepellacani.com/)
Edited by TERESA BRAIDA (vimeo.com/user16612957)
Narrated by CHRIS BEHAN
Original music by MICHAEL DALE (soundcloud.com/michael_dale)
Additional interviews by NAOMI MIHARA
Re-recording mixer ASHER ABRAHAM
Contributors include Ryan Branson, Dave Chawner, Ashley Davey, Paul Donald, Russell Delferfield, John Evans, Pam Nugent, Jenny Langley, Hugh Smith and Sam Thomas.
The Laurence Trust (thelaurencetrust.co.uk/)
Boys Get Anorexia Too (boyanorexia.com/about-us)
Men and Boys Exercise and Eating Disorders Service Scotland (mbeedsscotland.org/)
Becoming John: Anorexia’s Not Just For Girls (mengetedstoo.co.uk/%E2%80%9Canorexia-is-a-memory-not-my-master%E2%80%9D-a-review-of-%E2%80%98becoming-john-anorexia%E2%80%99s-not-just-for-girls%E2%80%99-by-nick-watts)