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The UnLonely Film Festival: Best of Fest

Spoon Fed

About the Filmmaker

Nick Hatton Jones is an award-winning writer and director. He has written and directed two romantic comedy micro ­series, The London Affair and The Script and the Rose both were screened by the BBC regionally and the latter was commissioned by the BBC. The London Affair was subsequently made as an online series and was received internationally by over 2 million viewers. Nick has developed the feature film script of The London Affair with guidance from the Head of Development at Icon. Nick has written and directed a number of short films. His short films have screened and won awards at film festivals across the world including Palm Springs International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Heart of Gold, Liverpool Film Festival and Kansas International Film Festival amongst others. Nick is currently developing a number of Television and Film projects including an adaptation of his short film Spoon Fed.

Dive Even Deeper

Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…

Writing exercise: Spend the day in someone else’s shoes.

  • Think of someone you know—preferably someone who you are close to—who has some kind of disability or chronic condition that has altered their day-to-day life. Take a minute to take stock of what you know about this person. What clues have they given about their life?
  • Using the first-person voice or “I”, write about the imagined details of their day—even the uncomfortable moments that you don’t want to dwell on. You can start by ending this sentence:  “When I first woke up and was still lying in bed, I thought of….”

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    well told!

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  2. Susan Mckane

    Watching the main character go thru her anger and inability to accept her condition was captured perfectly. Her fellow group member found a way around her defenses by offering companionship with no judgement or expectations. I really enjoyed this film.

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  3. Anonymous

    The main character’s struggles were captured perfectly. I could feel how she was feeling and imagine how her life must have changed with such a debilitating condition. This film ends leaving hope for her to find companioship in someone who can relate to her, which she didn’t think was the case initially.

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  4. Anonymous

    Impactful, you never know what life will bring or how you will react if you develop an illness or disability. Don’t make judgements on others, be supportive, caring and helpful whenever possible.

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  5. Anonymous

    I am sharing this with my daughter for the same reasons as Ellie. <3 Thank you! I now understand much better my daughter's world.

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  6. Anonymous

    Beautifully done, touching, illuminating. This is a way to reach medical and nursing students in teaching humanistic medicine.

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  7. Anonymous

    Watching this made me think of my aunt that when she was diagnose with a chronic condition. Very loving video.

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  8. Anonymous

    Sad, but so lovely. I really enjoyed this one!

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