Synopsis: MyEndo is a modern love story that intimately captures a young couple’s struggle with the chronic illness endometriosis. Their quality of life, relationship and dream of a family is plunged into uncertainty by this unpredictable monster.
1 in 3 women suffer from this painful and under-reported illness with no known cause or cure.
Because hundreds of millions of women suffer from this illness and nobody really ever heard about it the main focus is awareness and educate about the illness.
Creative Director with a love for the arts, Ellen Andries combines fifteen years of top-level motion graphic experience with an unquenchable desire to make things look different. To further the art, to raise the bar, whether digital or hand-drawn, frame by frame or keyframes, Ellen lives and breathes animation. In 2020, she released her debut feature documentary “MyEndo”. Both live-action and animation, the film depicts her battle with the chronic illness; Endometriosis, which 1 in 8 women suffer from worldwide. After the film was released the main specialized center in Belgium reported a striking 10-fold increase in patient uptake (normally it was 7 per week, after the documentary that number rose to 70). Meaning women were finding the best available care for their pain. Since the film was released, a groundswell movement encouraged policy-makers in Belgium and around the world to draft legislation to tackle Endo in society. Ellen is deeply involved in advising on all levels: from patients seeking help, to organizations trying to communicate with impact, to the experts and policy makers writing the laws that will affect the care of women with this debilitating chronic illness. The fight to make Endo known continues every day.