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A short compilation of some the people we’ve filmed with and the sort of stories, experiences, issues and concerns we’ve covered.

The film includes people in care, those with learning disabilities living independently, delivering healthcare and excerpts from our films on dementia. It also includes contributions from young people we’ve worked with who have experience of being homeless or being a teenage parent with some of the footage being shot by themselves using FLIP cameras and mobile phones.  We’d like to thank them all for their contributions and for allowing cameras to film part of their life and tell their story.

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Sunderland: The Jewel in the Cap

Filmed in Sunderland between 1988 after the last ship launch and 1993 when the town became a city, this 4 part documentary captures the upheaval felt by the town following the final closure of its shipyards. It follows many of the plans, ideas and schemes to regenerate the economy of the the town (as it was then) and launch it into the future as the advanced manufacturing centre of the north.

It’s now coming up to thirty years since that last ship built in Sunderland slipped into the river Wear on a dark December evening in 1988 and we’ve decided to put the film online for the first time. Featuring archive of how the river was, the demolition of the shipyard cranes and the creation of new enterprise parks along the river, the film also follows three Sunderland families, each with a teenager studying for GCSE exams and with their own hopes and aspirations for the future. Can the vision for Sunderland help them realise their own ambitions? Street parties, FA Cup finals and house parties all reveal a little of Sunderland’s notorious culture and in yet another declaration of a bright future, a young Michael Portillo makes an appearance (and not a train to be seen).

Shown here in four parts it captures the changes in Sunderland that, like for so many other similar post industrial towns and cities, seems to have been going on forever. There’s always talk of regeneration, always talk of what the city will become, meanwhile people try to get on with their lives and find their place amidst the seemingly constant yet necessary upheaval around them. The film ends in 1993 with yet another major industry closure and the final piece in the demolition jigsaw.

Part One 1988-90

Part Two 1990-91

Part Three 1991-92

Part Four 1992-93

Healthy Sex Forever

A series of resources produced for Stoke on Trent Public Health promoting good sexual health for people over 50.
The work and ideas were developed though a series of workshops with members of the public who are over 50 and a group of health professionals.
















Sexual Health and People Over 50

As life expectancy increases we are more likely to become widowed, separated or divorced and so it has become more common for us to start new relationships.
Whatever your age it is important not to take risks with your sexual health.
Following a Healthy Sex Forever consultation we have now developed resources aimed at people over 50 that will help you:

To feel confident that sexual health services are for you
To recognise when a talk with a health professional about your sexual health might be useful
To know how to contact sexual health services
To download all the posters please click here




At MEDIA19 we’re good at making films that tell stories about real people; their lives, their experiences, their challenges, hopes, dreams and aspirations.

What story do you need to tell?



We produce films for charities and public sector organisations across the UK about their services, aims and objectives and the stories of the people they work with.

Our 20 years plus track record of producing work regionally, nationally and internationally has involved working with many different clients including the NHS, Channel 4, BBC, NICE, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Arts Council England, Leisurewatch, Centrepoint, The National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Scottish Care Inspectorate.  

We also develop engagement projects using digital video and photography to involve people and communities to connect them with decision making and developing ideas for change.

We produce video to tight budgets and tight deadlines with a creative approach and experience of working and filming with people from many different and diverse backgrounds; from young parents to patients and artists to accountants.

If you need a video to tell your story, engage with the public, develop new clients, promote a service or deliver training then get in touch.

Call either Nick or Belinda at Media19 on:

0191 478 9901

or get in touch via email with any production query to:


We can respond with a budget and proposal for your production or project needs.

Community Independence Service

Short film about the Community Independence Service in Hammersmith and Fulham enabling people to receive medical treatment and support at home whenever possible, rather than go into hospital unnecessarily.


Dignity in Care

Our four latest films for SCIE about ensuring that people retain their independence and dignity through the care and support they receive.

Different stories, different people and different experiences.  How we can all make life better for people who use services and want to live as independent a life as possible. Practical examples, experiences of carers and care staff, good practice and great people.

SEE:   Dignity in Care Films  or see this example film: Dignity in care: pain management

SCIE Dignity in care films

SCIE Dignity in care films

Dementia: Knowing the person

An award winning 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.

Matthew’s Story

A short film produced as part of a range of films commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIEwww.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

Dementia – Memories & Culture

A film produced for Social Care Institute for Excellence about the importance of memories for people with dementia and how they can help connect people to their lives and experiences and aid communication.  The film was made with people from the West Indian Senior Citizens Project in Leicester and reveals the importance of connecting with and understanding people’s backgrounds and cultures as part of memory and reminiscence.

Find Me Good Care

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.


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