People are experts in their own experiences. But often big decisions are left to people who don’t have real understanding of what’s needed by people on the ground
Life Changes Trust decided to change that with their Young People’s Advisory Group. This volunteer group of young people co-produced grants for care experienced young people like themselves.
So when Life Changes Trust approached us looking for a film celebrating their achievements, we decided there was no better way to tell that story than to have the young people film themselves!
Saffron, Lydia, and Jake – the stars of the film – operated the camera and sound equipment and interviewed the contributors. The final film is 17 minutes long, and covers almost every aspect of the AG’s experience. That includes the good, the bad, and the lessons they’d like to pass on.
We split the film into five chapters covering key elements of the project with title cards drawn from the photos in the background of the interviews. The simple visual of the photo wall gave us a lot of scope for beautiful shots of teamwork and creativity. And of course, Felicia the Flamingo was the star of the show.
This film was co-produced with members of the YPAG and was made alongside a report by Matter of Focus. You can learn more about the project and the impact of co-production by clicking here.