Disorder is an intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating. Miryam Jacobi led the 2113 Creatives team and interviewed a diverse range of Kiwis with a broad spectrum of experiences.

The short documentary received over 30,000 views in its first 5 days of online release and has been received with high praise from eating disorder specialists and those who have lived with the mental illness from all over the world.


Story by Touch Compass youth
Directors Jack Barry, Miryam Jacobi
Produced by 2113 Creatives, Touch Compass
Starring James Leon, Ari Parker Wendt, Apollo Stylianou, Logan Taylor, Gabriel Pring, Michael Gu, Scarlett Guo, Charlotte Heath, Indiana Pring, Amber Stevenson, Jane Zhu
Director of Photography Jack Barry
Editors Laura MacBeath, Jack Barry, Miryam Jacobi
Composer Laughton Kora
First Assistant Director Olivia Mahood 
Second Assistant Director Christopher Moore
Camera Assist Alex Tarrant
Sound Recordist Mattias Inwood
Support Workers Charlotte Nightingale, Karen Moore
Student Crew Michael Gu, Liam Hansen Smith, Max Leon, Daniel Neilson, Jack Patten, Amber Stevenson, Jane Zhu
Music Arrangements & Recording Laughton Kora, Gareth Pring
Student Musicians Cai Jakich, Shem Jakich, Ari Parker-Wendt, Sonny Pring, Gabriel Pring, Indiana Pring, Amber Stevenson, Logan Taylor, Jane Zhu
Post Supervisor James Brookes
Post Coordinator Lauren Carr
Colourist Gareth Dick
Re-recording Mixer & Foley Derek Metivier
ADR Recordist Alex Chalcoff
Graphics Mitchell Tornquist
Post Production Intern Tyrone Elia
Audio Description Nicola Owen, Charlotte Heath
With special thanks to James Brookes, Department of Post, Wilson Home Trust, White Studios
Made with support from Touch Compass, Ministry of Youth Development, Creative New Zealand, Foundation North

Press Coverage

“Locally made short film gets eating disorder coverage right”

“Young New Zealanders are speaking out about their eating disorders in a bid to break down the negative stigma and address an area in mental health they say is slipping through the cracks.”

“I really wanted to bring a human voice to what the emotional experience of living with an eating disorder is like,” director Miryam Jacobi told Radio New Zealand.

The documentary is one of six films as part of Someday Stories 2018, the second series of sustainability-focused short films by emerging young film-makers from Aotearoa New Zealand. They will be screened by StuffMāori Television On DemandThe Wireless and Coconet. The initiative is supported by NZ On AirTe Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Film Commission and The Body Shop.