'Getting Clean' - Short Comic Film
‘Getting Clean’, a short comic film whose origins began behind the bars of a prison in South East London.
Back in August, Livity, a Brixton based social enterprise, ran a series of workshops with a group of young men at ISIS Young Offenders Institute, aiming to build skills, confidence and awareness of their employment options on release.
Subsequently, the inmates formed ‘ISIS Films’ and, with a little help from award winning film crew volunteers (including director Robert Samuels and actors Pauline Pearce (the ‘Hackney Heroine’) and Darragh Mortell (from the Tracy Beaker show), the footage for ‘Getting Clean’ was shot in a 48 hour window and edited as part of a recent Home Office funded project looking to reduce re-offending rates in young men through creativity and education.
Tracklayed, edited and completed in just a handful of hours, this short was a great piece to work on, not only for its locally sourced music but for the dialogue and SFX. Credit to Chris Turner