“Helen” | A short film on BDD

by Lydia Kenton and Esme Prior

Helen is a short film, created in order to raise awareness for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). 

This motion-capture short hopes to convey themes of obsession, distress and isolation which may be generated by the disorder. The story unfolds as Helen finds herself mentally trapped, having locked herself away in the bathroom of a student house party. Taunted by her own reflection, Helen cannot see what others see as she tries to escape the body created in her mind.


Created by Lydia Kenton and Esme Prior for their Final Major Project at Bournemouth University’s NCCA (National Centre for Computer Animation).

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The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.