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 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
FOR SUPPORT & MORE INFO
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
Information on BDD, treatment and how to access it as well as emotional support.
Phone: 0845 390 6232
Dedicated to the relief of suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123