Charity film video production

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Freelance filmmaker

Working as a freelance charity filmmaker, I filmed and edited this charity film video production. Commissioned by the Koestler Trust, it explains the story behind their 2010 annual exhibition. The exhibition was installed at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in London.

Documentary production

For the first time, victims of serious crime curated the Art by Offenders exhibition in 2010. The film tells the story of how the curators chose the final artworks and followed them through to the opening day of their exhibition. The curators were given some training to help them with the curating process, including a trip to London’s Hayward Gallery. The curators were also assisted by curating project coordinator Helen Sandler. During interviews with the victims of crime, we hear how they feel about selecting artworks made by offenders, secure patients and detainees. The film also reviews the exhibition installed at the Festival Hall.

Editing documentaries

I enjoy the whole film-making and editing process for these types of films. I suppose it’s an observational documentary-type film with no set performances or scripting. The story comes together in the edit. All the music edited into the film was selected from the hundreds of musical entries to the 2010 Koestler Awards. Selecting the music from all the award entries is one of the highlights for me. Though it does take many days to listen to the hundreds of tracks, it’s good to know that I have found the best music suited for the film. This video was edited using an Avid Media Composer.

Charity film video production

A copy of the film was uploaded to YouTube and sent to all UK prisons, secure institutions, and youth offending centres. The film illustrates how art can help rehabilitate offenders. The Koestler Trust uses the film as a promotional and marketing video to explain their work to new and existing supporters and secure future funding. If you would like any help with your video production, please get in touch.