Students Help Local Organization Produce Film About Eating Disorders

When Orlando group Helping Other People Eat Inc. (H.O.P.E.) set out to make a film documenting the struggle of victims suffering from eating disorders, they reached out to Full Sail students to help bring their vision to the big screen.

19 students from the Film and Recording Arts programs  assisted in the production of Get R.E.A.L. – Realistic Expectations and Attitudes for Life, a film that features more than 40 participants and includes in-depth interviews with survivors and professionals who treat eating disorders.

Students from SPARK – the organization that provides Full Sail students in the top of their class the opportunity to work on non-academic projects for the school’s outside clients – served in positions such as Camera Operator, Audio Technician, Assistant Director, Gaffer/Grip, and Editor in the shooting, editing, and post-production of the project.

The film, which also poses the question of what is beautiful, will be sent to more than 7,000 schools statewide, as well as hospitals, legislative offices, Florida Department of Health offices, and other community health organizations. The film was unveiled at a red-carpet premiere last night at the Plaza Cinema Cafe in Downtown Orlando.