Crohn’s and Colitis Week

My Bag and I Ostomy Film

Falmouth University student film-makers Michael Durban and James Rush are appealing for funds so they are able to produce a documentary to raise awareness of invisible illnesses and dispel the myths that surrounds life with a stoma in the 21st century.

Around 13,000 people undergo ostomy in the UK each year, yet there is still a stigma and a lack of understanding that surrounds these life-saving devices.

‘My Bag and I’ aims to change current perceptions by looking at the thriving personal and social lives of those who are now able to live life to the fullest because of having an ostomy bag fitted. This idea came around after film director, Michael was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and had to undergo ostomy surgery himself.

The film will feature ostomates from up and down the UK and follow them through some of their daily life, as well as tackle some of the issues and struggles faced by those with a stoma.

The team behind ‘My Bag and I’ are aiming to raise £1,200 in the next 30 days to cover the costs of travel, equipment and accommodation. If you would like to contribute to their CrowdFunder you can follow the link

You can follow the team’s progress, filming and production on Facebook and Instagram.