Director's Statement

 
 

MAN-O is a 7-part digital series focusing on a young man suffering from anorexia nervosa.

Although the series was written, shot and edited as a documentary, it is a work of fiction. The character, the details of his life, and his story were created as the ideal way to tackle the issues we wanted to explore.

As the writer and director, I have my own very personal experience with the disease that is different from Owen’s experience. Owen’s story is Owen’s story. It is not intended to be representative of everyone who has suffered or is suffering from the illness. 

Our goal was to offer a perspective that might not have been seen before and our hope is that people will walk away with more knowledge than they had when they arrived on the website. 

We encourage conversation and we truly hope that you can take something away from this.

 

Sincerely,

Adam Christie