We are excited to announce that one of a series of films that we were commissioned to make for the the charity FoodCycle has been shortlisted for the 2019 Charity Film Awards in the £500,001 - £5,000,000 Charity Turnover Category and it’s now down to a public vote for the final winner.
It only takes a minute to register your vote here.
The initial brief was to capture FoodCycle’s annual conference, volunteer meetings, workshops and talks as a marketing tool and advert for their 2018 conference, and the project was undertaken by our most experienced documentary photographer: Adrian, who has 20 years of storytelling. Inspired by what he saw, he wanted to focus on the the key areas of Food Cycle’s operations; Hunger, Loneliness, Mental Health and Nutrition through a series of 4 hard hitting short films that followed the lives of some of the people benefiting from the charity’s extraordinary work of providing food for those most in need in our city.
The shortlisted film, Loneliness, follows the life of an elderly woman living alone in sheltered accommodation. Jean hasn’t seen her family in Japan for 8 years and is a frequent visitor to her local FoodCycle Centre in Lewisham, where she goes to catch up with friends she has made there. In each film, Adrian interviews a medical expert to discuss how loneliness, mental health, hunger and nutrition affect us all. For Loneliness, Adrian spoke to Dr Omar Cummins, a Clinical Psychologist, who discusses how loneliness affects our mental health, physical health and even our mortality.
Adrian says: "To win this award would be transformational for me. Loneliness has been one of the first films I've made. I've taught myself how to make short films and winning this award would be confirmation in my mind that I am doing the right thing exploring this very exciting medium of documentary and branded content film. The award would be fantastic for all the attention it would give to FoodCycle and the inspiring work they are doing feeding weekly hot meals to some of the UK's 9 million lonely people. In order to make the shortlist for the award the film needs as many votes from you guys as possible - On behalf of FoodCycle and myself we would love it if you voted for the film.”
Every vote counts, so please cast your votes via this link here.