Supporting survivors of trauma and trauma related issues, especially trauma caused by childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence. We work alongside individuals with lived experiences, experts by experience, and organisations supporting them, creating films that resource learning and support, raise the profile of key issues, facilitate change. We have created ground breaking films presenting understanding of Dissociative Disorders, and particular Dissociative Identity Disorder. Our portfolio includes A Logical Way of Being and No Two Paths the Same for First Person Plural and ESTD; and training films for ESTD-UK.read more
We work with many organisations supporting people with mental health issues to raise awareness, resource better understanding, celebrate great initiatives. Our portfolio includes films that:
Document specific ground breaking initiatives
Present the value of Befrienders
Celebrate the importance of art and creative therapies; exercise and fitness
Focus upon the needs of Carers and Mind's great concern and provision for them
Offer advice and guidance for students with exam stress.
We work with children, young people and students creating a wide diversity of films.
Storytelling films for children 5-11 years
Resourcing learning for schools, colleges and universities
Promoting exciting initiatives
Marketing academies, colleges and universities
Consultation and research into issues impacting young people
Look At Me!
All Together We'll be Heard
Day Four - Saul
Lottery Funded Church History Project
We will work alongside you and your organisation to guide you through the production process, whether working within a tight budget or dealing with sensitive issues, we know how to get your messages heard.
We have a dedicated team who write scripts for presenters, arrange translations and more importantly, edit your message into digestable media that can be taken to the audience without bias or error.
Give people a voice and empower disadvantaged groups by enabling them to communicate issues in a way that is direct and honest, yet constructive, informative and challenging.
Serious Media provide a range of professional services on a freelance basis. Directing, producing, writing and editing your important messages to the world. Do you have an idea for a programme? Contact us and make it a reality.
"Working with Serious Media was a great experience. Gill [Sandell, Director] captured our vision for the work we wanted produced and delivered it in a remarkable way. She worked with such sensitivity with us as an agency and with our clients. The end result is a training and awareness raising tool that we have used again and again in training partners and raising awareness about the impact of sexual abuse and violence. I would highly recommend working with Serious Media!"RSVP Birmingham
"Gill (Sandell, Director) guided a group of very vulnerable abuse survivors through a documentary. We found her sensitive, absolutely trustworthy, professional and empathetic. Her films don't merely educate, inspire the audience, but also enhance the lives of the participants. A remarkable filmmaker who has a heart of gold."Survivor -'Not Mad, Not Bad, But Traumatised '
"It was very important to us to ensure that the voices of survivors of sexual violence were heard at the conference and the film was extremely powerful in ensuring survivors were at centre of the day. The film and the individuals who spoke of their experiences succeeded in reminding us all of importance of improving the response to sexual violence."National Support Team for Response to Sexual Violence, Department of Health
"I am delighted to let you know that www.inspiringlives.org.uk website has launched to coincide with World Mental Health Day, so a massive thank you to you, Neal and Greg for all your help and hard work with the project. All 5 contributors and the project group are delighted with the results and the wider feed back has been fantastic!"J Burnham – Inspiring Lives
"Having now seen the videos of me and the others being inspiring I had to write to thank and congratulate you and your cameraman on the work. You have managed to make me look good. I must admit to having moments of anxiety about how it would all turn out but I need not have worried. It is excellent. If, when I am called to that great garden shed in the sky where God builds universes, I am required to give an account of my life I would like to ask you to do the editing and the presentation. I am sure that I would stand a better chance of gaining admission."A Brownbill - Inspiring Lives