Category Archives: Film/commercial

April 21 2020 – Life Growing Up wins at Charity Film Awards

Life Growing Up won best film in the Long Form under £5m category at the Charity Film Awards from a shortlist of 18 films. It was a surreal affair as the whole ceremony was broadcast live on Youtube during lockdown and we were watching at home, but big celebrations here when we won! Credit to all the amazing young people who shared their stories with us. Their courage has changed the way people think and feel about young people born with HIV. We couldn’t have made the film without their stories.

April 2020 – Finalists in Charity Film Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have just heard that we are finalists in the charity film awards for our film “Life Growing Up” – the true stories of young people in the Uk growing up with HIV. Please vote for us here… there is still time! And tune in to watch the Live digital broadcast of the virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday 21st April at 7pm by going the Charity Film Awards website.

October 2019 – Global Health Film Festival Selection

We are excited to announce that our film Life Growing Up made for UK children’s HIV charity CHIVA, has been selected for the 2019 Global Health Film Festival. It will take place on Friday 06 and Saturday 07 December, in Bloomsbury, central London, bringing together 500 health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the public for discussion and debate in all areas of global health.

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1st December 2018 -Film launch of Life Growing Up

I have been working for many months on this very moving short film Life Growing Up  and it launches today for World AIDS Day 2018 . Based on the true stories of young people in the UK born with HIV and developed from a live spoken word/ storytelling performance, it was commissioned by the Children’s HIV Association, CHIVA.

27th June 2018 – Filming Life Growing Up

Filming Life Growing Up; true stories from young people growing up with HIV in the UK.  Working with the super talented director Simon Baker, alongside producer Tamsin Herbert and their amazing team to create a film from the live performance. Our wonderful actors Alistair Nwachukwu, James Jack Ryan and Maia Watkins gave brilliant performances….. The film will be previewed at the International Conference in Amsterdam AIDS20018 next week, and officially launched in the UK on December 1st World AIDS day. It will be freely available on YouTube as a resource.

October 2016 – Launch of “The Skin I’m In”

A unique film/storytelling project in collaboration with Dr Sandy McBride (consultant dermatologist at the Royal Free London Hospital). We launched the film on you tube to coincide with National Psoriasis Week in the UK. It is designed to educate and bring awareness.

I interviewed 20 people with Psoriasis and from the transcripts Danny Scheinmann and I created a spoken word piece which we perform with music from Neyire Ashworth and Simon Edwards.  The film is directed by Simon Baker. The stories are true, and many of the words are verbatim.