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The Things I See: Living with Psychosis

Three people tell their stories of living with mental health conditions and coping with delusions that vary from the surreal and peculiar, to the sinister and terrifying.

Three people tell their stories of living with mental health conditions and coping with delusions that vary from the surreal and peculiar, to the sinister and terrifying.

Blogger Sophie Eliza began hearing voices at the start of her psychosis and gradually became convinced that a threatening group of people were out to get her. Katy's experience of psychosis started whilst being bullied in college and it was after eventually being sectioned that her most frightening delusions began. Unlike Katy and Sophie, Ed experienced a single episode of psychosis, centred on the delusional belief that he was a sinner.

Understanding the true reality of mental illness and dysmorphic delusions is something that is very hard to comprehend if you haven’t experienced these conditions first hand. Through their moving and personal accounts, and through dramatic reconstruction and visual effects, Sophie, Katy and Ed share their experiences in this intimate, poignant and at times challenging documentary.

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24 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer / Director Jack Retallack
Director of photography Adam Barnett
Editor Alex Young
Colourist Joseph Bucknell
Post Production Services Molinare
Camera Hire Little Camera Company
Assistant Producer Mark Napier
First Assistant Director Yasmin Godo
First Assistant Camera Sebastian Slayter
Second Assistant Camera Mahalia John
Second Assistant Camera Sam Johnson
Second Assistant Camera Jack Plumridge
Gaffer Ed Kilpatrick
Sound Recordist Rory Rea
Sound Recordist Jassim Jaffer
Production Assistant Mike Peters
Sophie Eliza Caitlin Fielding
Katy Young Abi Hood
Ed Lea Krage Brown
Sophie’s Boyfriend Christopher Lane
Executive Producer for BBC Louise Kattenhorn
Executive Producer Thomas Stogdon
Executive Producer Dhanny Joshi