Eye Opening Films

Eye Opening Films is a joint venture with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation offering small and medium British Charities and Social Enterprises free films to help their campaigning and knowledge sharing efforts.

13 films were produced in 2016 and 2017, supporting very different causes in different parts of the UK.

Better still, we used this initiative as lab for developing and improving new models for creating quality cost effective content for charities.

Many of the lessons and protocols have now been adopted more widely in our work.

Enough words – here are the films:


Created in support of Hubbub.

Young people talking about mental health service provision for young people, what works for them and what more should be done.

Launched by YouthAccess on World Mental Health Day 2017.

Created for Yorkshire Dance


for The Fostering Netwrok

Awareness raising film

The lovely people from the Arran COAST charity and their efforts to save their marine life as well as well as help others in their conservation efforts.

The next film is very different, please not it is a difficult watch and unsuitable for children:

We made it for HomeTruths with the help of some incredibly brave survivors and four very generous actresses.

Filmed in support of Féile an Phobail and the brilliant cross community and generational work that they do in Belfast.


An exploration of the legacy of performed art.

Following the footsteps of Natalie Mitchell’s play Germ Free Adolescent, created as part of Farnham Malting’s Greenhouse project, this film takes us back to Medway, Kent, months after the play was last performed, to learn about its legacy as well as about young lives in Medway today.

Awareness raising film

Made in support of the Vocal Eyes Charity.
It was particularly interesting to make as we challenged ourselves to make a single version of the film accessible to all audiences – sighted, partially sighted or blind.

Great people doing great stuff (check out the little stunt with the ball at the end… but yes, also more do good stuff…).

This film is about how we can all help butterflies and moths thrive following a few simple steps.
They’d do it for us..!

Made in support of Local Food Links.