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Nesta – Centre For Social Action

Nesta – Centre For Social Action

Client
Nesta

Our work with User Voice brought us to the attention of NESTA who asked us to tender for a film which highlights their work with social action projects around the country.

The end film would be shown in Whitehall to leading policy makers and politicians.

The Brief

Create a 10-12 min film telling the story of 5 individuals telling their personal stories and how social action projects have helped them to succeed. These stories would be backed up by key interviews from leading members of the healthcare and education sector to drive this policy led film.

The journey

Working with Michael Stevenson from Nesta our film took us on a journey from inner city London High school to Oxford University with a student following their dream, a school in the Kidderminster teaching the next generation tech skills, a project in Stockport raising awareness for Dementia, a family in Dunstable opening up their home to help others and a leading volunteering project at Kings College hospital providing the simplest but most important care to patients, their time.

The Outcome

The film was screened at the Institute of Contempary Art in 2014 to leading policy makers and politicians. The film hit home at the event and asked ‘what more could be done. Our graphic animation through the film inspired Nesta to use this as a branding tool for the entire event.

This main film was cut into a 3min version to be given to politicians in the 2015 election campaign to show the electorate the coalition’s achievement with social action projects.

Of the back of this initial film we have worked with many of the social action projects involved. Even screening a film at the Houses of Parliament.

Technical elements

Shot in the classic Progress documentary style the heart of the film was about the personal stories of the individuals we met.