Spoon Fed is a short film that follows the story of Ellie as she learns to live with her increasing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The film stars Lesley Sharp (Scott and Bailey, The Full Monty and Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones, In the Heart of the Sea) and both offer incredibly real and honest performances.
According to the film’s crowdsourcing site, “Ellie’s deteriorating state is juxtaposed with her life before the diagnosis, creating a touching portrayal of living with and coming to terms with a life-changing condition.”
Director Nick Jones told me, “The reason I decided to make this film was because one of my family members was diagnosed with a neurological condition. Watching this person who had always been very active and the life and soul of the party have to adapt to a new and different way of life had a profound effect on me. I wanted to tell a story that depicted this and showed the affect it had on other immediate family members and while MS is a life long condition it is not a life sentence.”
The actors and team worked closely with members of the MS Society, as it was very important to them that they accurately portrayed a MS sufferer. Through this process, the team has become even more inspired by the humor and strength of those they got to know with multiple sclerosis and since decided to donate profits from Spoon Fed to The MS Society.
The film was shot in May 2016 and needs help to finish this project. Please consider contributing to this important film. Money raised will cover all of the Spoon Fed’s post-production costs, as well as marketing materials and festival submissions and any additional funding will go to the MS Society.
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Photos by Natalya Isabel Chagrin.