My Own Family Portrait

  • On 7th November 2016 ·
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I collaborated with a group of care experienced young people to produce this music video for a song they had written and produced. The collaboration was facilitated by the charity GMYN. During this project I found out that care experienced young people are some of the most vulnerable people in our society, that they don’t…

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Connecting Research Students with School Students

  • On 18th August 2016 ·
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I was commissioned to create this short video to celebrate the wonderful and worthwhile work that goes on as part of the School and University Partnership Initiative. I was also inspired by the teachers of St Ambrose Roman Catholic School, who I interviewed, each of them has collaborated with The University of Manchester to undertake…

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Stroke: Stories of Self through Art and Science

  • On 28th October 2015 ·
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Here is a film I made about a creative project that happened at The University of Manchester this summer. I saw a group of men and women finding a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves through art, but more than that they were creating a sense of community and belonging. A lot of them have…

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Research Short Film Competition

  • On 9th September 2015 ·
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I was asked to help organise a short film competition for the Postgraduate Summer Showcase event at The University of Manchester. You can find out more about how I did this by reading this detailed blog post about it.

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IN BLOOM

  • On 11th August 2015 ·
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Here is the first in a series of digital stories I am creating to document the University of Manchester’s Art Science Collaboration projects: On the 15th of March 2015, 51 undergraduate students, on the 2nd year of a Mental Health Nursing degree filed into The University of Manchester’s John Thaw Studio Theatre in the Martin…

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PhD as Existential Crisis

  • On 16th June 2015 ·
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Can you collaborate with 9 PhD researchers and produce 9 short films that show their research in an accessible and engaging way; with no budget, and no sound person? And by the way it’s a competition and you have got 4 weeks to do it … I expect a lot of people would just say…

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Art-Science Collaboration Stories

  • On 27th January 2015 ·
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I have recently agreed to take on the role of documentarian for 9 arts-science collaboration projects (funded by the University of Manchester) that will take place this year and are part of the lead up to Manchester as Science Capital in 2016. Most of the projects involve an artist in residence somewhere within the University…

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Promo-mentary

  • On 28th October 2014 ·
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Promo-mentary

Barbara Waters (Lecturer in Fashion Enterprise and Student Placement Coordinator at The University of Manchester) approached me because she wanted to make a short film to promote placement years to undergraduate students in the school of Materials. I knew that the school of Materials deals with material science, and I have some notion of what…

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Telling Stories

  • On 26th October 2014 ·
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When I went to newcastle to do a BTEC in digital storytelling (thanks to the University of Manchester for being brilliant employers who let you do this sort of thing); the bit that was really enlightening for me was expending more mental energy on constructing the story than on manipulating the tools that make the product….

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