Think. feel. act. Body Dysmorphia.

Have you ever looked in a mirror and become fixated on a pimple or a scar or other flaw on your skin? Or been suddenly consumed by the idea that your nose looks weird? Now, imagine that this is all you saw every time you looked in the mirror. Imagine feeling convinced that these flaws were the only things other people saw when they looked at you.  With all of this leading to feelings of shame, self-hatred, and overly-critical thoughts about your appearance. And when these thoughts and feelings become time-consuming and begin to take over your daily life — this is body dysmorphic disorder.

Film's featured & Further info

Skin Deep
A film by King-Collins Productions
Creative Director - Jemma Carlin-Wells
Director - Luke Abbott
Producer - Jason Collins
Stills by photographer, Mike Alsford.

Skin Deep is the third social awareness short film created by King-Collins Productions. This short focuses on the subject of BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), a mental disorder that makes the sufferer believe that one part of their appearance is grotesquely flawed, often sending them on a dangerous and extreme journey to fix a problem that isn't even there.


Girl - Lili Cooper

Dad - Jason Collins  

Teen 1 - Jemma Carlin Wells 

Teen 2 - Lydia Jones


Stills Photographer - Mike Alsford

Makeup Artist - Jemma Carlin Wells

Editor - Luke King Abbott

Score - Fesilyan Studios

Produced by Jason Collins 

Directed by Luke King Abbott


Young Minds

Information on child and adolescent mental health.

Phone: Helpline 0808 802 5544


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393

OCD Action

Information on BDD, treatment and how to access it as well as emotional support.

Phone: 0845 390 6232

BDD Foundation

Dedicated to the relief of suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123

Young Minds
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