We are essentially storytellers, drawing on our backgrounds in documentary photography, film, oral history & community engagement.
We produce work exploring a broad range of social issues, that have taken the form of short-filmed narratives about adult learners experiences (for a community education hub in East Brighton); a longer term engagement with the stories of volunteers and workers on a community food-growing project on the edge of a large public housing estate, again in East Brighton; continuing to document the effects of UK government funding cuts on Catch22/Northampton, an organisation working with, and advocating for, people in the criminal justice system; beginning to explore the health consequences of homelessness with ex-street sleepers in London.
Scattered Lives, a longer form documentary, drawing on the short films about Catch 22, was shown on the Community Channel during April 2011.
The documentary we have been producing, Some Kind of Life, is due to be broadcast on the Community Channel later this year (2012). We worked with homeless people in Peterborough as part of Ben Rogaly’s (University of Sussex) RSA/AHRC research Fellowship, “Places for All?’ linked to the RSA’s Connected Communities Citizen Power Project.