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Memorial Film: researched and edited for "The World's oldest Rebel" Harry Leslie Smith. Published on the Mirror Newspaper website and live streamed from the London Memorial 2019. It was a true honour to work on this film and learn more about Harry Leslie Smith (25 February 1923 – 28 November 2018)
Long running Birmingham bins dispute, concerning ‘secret payments’ and the ‘blacklisting’ of workers ended after Birmingham city council (March 2019) approved the legal agreement that ended the dispute. We were asked to help Unite the Union create a very short film that engendered support for the campaign - over 10,000 views in a few days. Also helped change the social media fromnegative to positive, and achieve the desired outcome.
Ongoing campaign that is fighting for fairness for former HSBC and Midland Bank workers retirement. Their success may also help the discriminated pensioners of other employers as well.
Clawback, or State Pension Integration, which is still misleadingly termed "State Deduction" by HSBC, is grossly unfair to the lower paid, both men and women, but the majority are women. The lowest paid can have 25% or more clawed back from their pension payments by HSBC, whilst the highest paid will only lose 5% or less. We were asked to create a short film for social media to raise awareness prior to the HSBC AGM (2019). The film was successfully screened on social media, Linkedin and via a mobile truck outside the AGM itself.
Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has launched a blueprint to tackle bandit capitalism in the UK economy and stop future Carillion-style collapses. The document’s publication is especially timely given the growing fears that outsourcing giant Interserve could suffer a Carillion-style collapse.
Unite asked us to make 2 films. One approx 6 mins long for the launch event for MPs at Parliament and a sub 1 min film for social media.
Campaign Film: Fairtips
The UK government promised to bring in a new law for restaurant workers. To date (Jan 2019) however this has not happened. Unite asked us to make 2 films approx 1 min each for social media. The films are being used to remind MPs and the general public that the government has not yet met ts promise and should do the right thing by our hospitality workforce.
Exhibition Films: Asked to create a series of films - from a few minutes to half an hour for Sui Generis - The possibilities of a house Exhibition (April 13-28th, 2019)- the highly successful artists collective exhibition of 62 projects from 64 creatives that filled the entirety of Plas Bodfa, a currently empty manor house in Llangoed on the Isle of Anglesey.Wales.
Short social media film to raise awareness of a march for unity and against racism. Square format for twitter and instagram.
Unite for a better deal: A short campaign film to set out what the Brexit deal negotiated by the Prime Minister means for business, trade, jobs, the NHS, manufacturing, rights at work, medicines, cancer treatment, and the Irish Border.
Human Interest Journalism:
Evelynia's belief that life is one "big, infinite creation" led her to leave her home in Germany to spend a year of creating in New York. Now, 14 years later, she still finds herself in the city, yearning to return to Europe while wrapping her arms around her biggest creation yet: her new family. Beautiful Noise looks into the lives of these young people as they manage American prejudices, steer through a volatile economy and create a beautiful, noisy life - one day at a time.
Published by Mediastorm: December 2008
Voted best of the Web by Kobre
BELONGING THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Award winning investigative journalism feature documentary film about where power lies in this country. "Conspiracy theory proven to be conspiracy fact" Audience member Andy
This feature documentary has achieved 9 film festival recognition awards including 3 winners for "Best Documentary". Screenings from Orkney to Exeter and abroad in the USA, Croatia and Argentina. Community screenings are ongoing - if you want to learn more: belonging4us.com
Development sector film to engender support for Accenture Development Partnerships and Tanzanian Government Schools project:
TANZANIA BEYOND TOMORROW
Dramatically rising school enrollments in Tanzania were great news for the country's government and a good augury for the future - but they put massive strain on the education system. Fundraising film showing the future plans for secondary education (Tanzania)
Development sector film to engender support for micro-finance projects which were under threat of budget cuts - a total of 4 films were made for the decision making board. New and continued funding was approved.
Three in- country films and one overview film each in Russian and English on the effects of Microfinance in Tajikistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Kyrgyz Republic. Intended outcome: To raise awareness and counter negative perceptions that have emerged recently in the micro-finance industry with a call for the industry to learn lessons, discuss solutions and highlight best practice and secure funding from IFC/World Bank. Each film is approx. 4 minute (approx.)
42 second film for Unite the Union pre-2018 budget. Over 10,000 views on twitter and social media in 24 hours.
Membership Film: Unite's community membership scheme brings together people from across our society - they asked us to make an inspiring film to attract new members.
Marketing Film for sustainable company:
eSite x10 - The Future of Telecom Site Power: Watch the eSite x10 system being deployed in Africa and Asia, while Tomas Rahkonen, Flexenclosure's CTO, explains what makes this exceptional product the future of telecom site power power.
Marketing Film for sustainable company:
eCentre™ by Flexenclosure - Cable Landing Station: Watch a Flexenclosure eCentre Cable Landing Station being constructed in Sweden and then shipped to Palau for final installation and commissioning.
Information films for journalists and general public
INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS (ICIJ)
We were asked to make a film to help launch the original ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database when they cracked open the impenetrable world of offshore tax havens. Users can searchthrough more than 100,000 secret companies, trusts and funds created in offshore locales such as the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Singapore.
Tessa Traeger, Photographer and Mark Haworth-Booth (served as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1970-2004 required a film to accompany traveling exhibition. This 18min piece (in 2 parts)is designed to accompany the traveling exhibition around the USA.Voices of the Vivarais.
Condicio a commercial contracts firm. Filmed and produced within a short time scale and on budget
London, the greatest city in the world - if you can afford it.
A short film with voices of workers(disguised to protect them). We are calling on Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to honour his pledge to make London a living wage city.
Over nearly 60,000 views.
Unite members in the hospitality industry talking about their experiences. All anonymous as they are too scared to be identified. In some cases actors voices have been used.
You see the problem is that tips paid on a credit card and service charges are the property of the employer. As they own them they can do what they like with them. So until staff are given 100% ownership rights over their hardearned tips.
A film about Unite members at TGI Fridays and the fair tips campaign.
For this film we were asked to use client and activist footage and photographs to create an engaging film for conference and twitter. The staff at TGI Fridays provided the footage and facts to raise awareness of the TGI Friday staff campaign.
Once the footage and photographs were received, thisfilm was planned and edited in a day for under £500.