November saw our Social Care TV film “Getting to know the person with dementia” win its category (Best factual new media) at the Older People Media Awards 2013 (Twitter hashtag #opma2013). Produced by Media19 for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the entry was up against strong competition. Gavin and Stacey/ Eastenders star Larry Lamb handed the award to three of the film’s contributors; Ian, Harry and Roy; along with Lynda Hughes, Forget Me Not Centre and Swindon Later Life Therapy Team Manager. They were delighted with the victory and SCIE’s Chair Lord Michael Bichard has sent his congratulations to the contributors. Other categories saw awards and nominations go to high-profile media outlets such as Panorama, the Guardian and the Times.
A short film commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that tells the stories and experiences of six people from the Forget-me-Not group in Swindon who have all been diagnosed with Dementia; Ian, Stan, Jude, Roy, Harry and Derek. The film is revealing, personal, emotional and humorous allowing each of them to tell their side of the story; how they felt when diagnosed, the impacts, how they have coped, being positive and building on the things they can do, rather than the things they can’t. They also talk about the importance of getting to know them as a person, rather than as a person with dementia; who they are and what they have done in their lives and, significantly, what they are doing now. The film is a revealing, engaging and insightful glimpse into their personal character and the life they lead.
A short film produced as part of a range of films commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) www.findmegoodcare.co.uk looking at what are the ideals that make up good care and support for when we need it, either through older age, disability or a personal crisis. (See the Find Me Good Care film)
Using a personal budget has enabled Matthew to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. In this short film, we see Matthew at home and at work and hear how he values the life he now has. We also hear from his mum, Kathleen who has been instrumental in making the best use of a personal budget to meet Matthew’s needs, aspirations and ideas for the future
A film produced for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) that looks at the different options we have to find good care and support as part of the Find Me Good Care website.
Find Me Good Care helps people to make choices about care and support for themselves or other adults in England. Looking for care is confusing. Understanding the options available can be overwhelming. Find Me Good Care can help you to think about what you really want out of care and support before you start looking for particular services.
The website combines advice and information about choosing care with a comparable database of services. And it allows you to create your own Good Care Planner online so that you can save all the information that you find most useful in one place.
Media19 has extensive experience of producing award winning factual programming for network and regional television (BBC, Channel 4 and ITV) in a range of genres including arts, history, observational documentary and education (see Productions). The company also specialises in cross-platform projects working with many diverse and different communities using film, video, writing and photography to enable people to talk about their stories and experience; producing work for exhibition, screenings, publication, web and mobile. (see Projects).
As part of our on-going nationwide project, Campaign Trail – working to give a voice to young parents – Media19 travelled to Coleraine, North Ireland to work with ‘da’ Young Fathers’ Project from Derry.
Living in Derry has had its impact on the lives of young people and through Campaign Trail, this group of fathers are using digital media to create posters and films that talk about how they feel, the challenges they face, legacies they’ve inherited and the legacy they hope to leave their own children as ‘Dads’.
In recognition of Armistice Day we’re posting our film that tells the story of a young sergeant in WW1 who was one of 306 British soldiers executed for military offences. The most common charge was desertion or cowardice. All their names were omitted from war memorials, their relatives did not receive military pensions and many families lived with the shame of the events and could never celebrate or commemorate their relatives’ involvement in the horrors of ‘The Great War’.
It’s been 5 years since all 306 were granted a full pardon by the British Government and this film (made prior to that pardon) recalls the campaign of one relative seeking justice for his great Uncle and portrays the events and circumstances that led to the final tragic execution by firing squad.
Campaign Trail UK is a nationwide multi-media project supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation that enables young parents – young mums and young dads – to speak out about their lives and the challenges they face – who they are, how they feel and the issues that matter to them.
With support from experienced media producers, a series of creative workshops enable the participants to develop their skills in using digital photography, film, video archive, research and written texts to produce imaginative digital content for their peer to peer education projects, public awareness and community campaigns, for others to learn from.
Their powerful and moving images, produced as posters, video and digital content are used within education, public exhibition, health, online, broadcast and community settings to influence and inspire their peers to make informed parenting, sexual health and relationship choices. More »
Although poaching has been happening on rivers for centuries where locals might take ‘one for the pot’, nowadays the face of the salmon poacher has changed. Following some of the North East river bailiffs as they police the local rivers from poachers, this film investigates the perceptions of poaching from the opposing sides; the poachers, the estate owners and the river police. Whilst some argue for the free right to fish, others see the poachers as a severe threat to the rivers and their livelihood.