Some Gilbey Films news….

We are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned to produce a major new film-based project for the UK Parliamentary Outreach team. Last year we made a short film to publicise their training programme for adults with learning disabilities. The aim of the film, which gave a real sense of what the training is about, was to encourage people to step forward and volunteer to train others. Entitled “Empowering You to Empower Others”, it has been very well received amongst the ALD community. At the official launch in the Speaker’s residence, the Equalities Minister, Maria Miller MP, and Mr Speaker himself praised the film and the initiative. Please take a look and let us know what you think: https://vimeo.com/171016192

Now we have been commissioned by the inspiring Sharon Stanley, the person who oversees all of the ALD outreach training, to make a training film to accompany the course. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Sharon on the previous venture, so are delighted to have been awarded this project.

The film is mid-production but we can tell you a few exciting developments. The first thing is that the training course will be called “Empower!”. This is a great decision because this is exactly what the training seeks to do. It teaches you about the work of Parliament, about citizenship, about your rights and about how to ensure that your voice gets heard. Our talented designer Jo has been working away on creating a logo which we can share, now it has been signed off:


Jo is pretty busy at the moment, because as well as making the graphics for the film, she is also designing the facilitator’s handbook, the course participant’s workbook and other course material. Head down Jo!

Two of our other fantastic creatives, producer/director Kate and camera/editor James, have been working together on the film.  Kate assembled a great presenting team with the help of Sharon, Scope, Mencap, The Blue Apple Theatre Company and Ace Anglia, so there is a rich mix of different voices. It’s a bit like putting together a boy band, but without the singing!

Here are some shots of the team in action:

Katy outside Parliament               green-screen-3

green-screen-2             MP surgery mock-up

More news to come in the next blog…

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