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Role: Central Support Manager
somewhereto_ is a Legacy Trust funded project which aims to match 16-25s with the much needed space to do the things they love, whether that's a weekly rehearsal space for a dance troupe. a one off exhibition for an up and coming artist or an online space to publish work.
Since it's creation, somewhereto_ has engaged thousands of young people and unlocked over 300,000sq feet of space, including No.10 Downing Street, The o2 Arena, The BT Tower and more.
In my role as freelance Central Support Manager, I negotiate with spaceholders and property giants to provide space, create youth partnerships with other organisations and project manage high profile events across the UK.
Established in September 2011, The Glam Collective is the Makeup Artist Agency / Brand brought to you by Sarah Akwisombe and Lois Moorcroft.
Following in the footsteps of young, edgy companies Wah Nails and Bleach, TGC aims to bring the makeup artist experience to the masses, making it an affordable luxury. Maybe you might have seen The Glam Collective pop up makeup bars in nightclubs across London!
On the corporate and industry side, TGC manage a team of artists working across London, so remove all the hassle for production teams or events companies looking for makeup artists.
The company has just entered its second year of trading, with an ever growing team. TGC are looking to start expanding nationwide across 2012/13.
Role: Associate Producer
Released in August 2012, Tackling themes of youth justice, young offenders, and the very institutions themselves – not seen in cinemas since Alan Clarke's seminal SCUM of 1979 – Offender is a brave and visceral thriller, made with real ex–offenders for total authenticity, and featuring intense rising–star Joe Cole and the explosive grime musician English Frank, set against a backdrop of fresh and breaking new music talent. Co-starring Kimberley Nixon, G-FrSH, Scorcher, and Shaun Dooley.
As associate producer I was brought on board to advise on up and coming urban stars who could carry the weight of the roles whilst providing important PR coverage and credibility amongst a youth audience. I was responsible for bringing English Frank and G Frsh to the film.
Produced by Gunslinger ( Ill Manors, Sket)
Role: Studio Manager / Engineer
Kilburn, part of the Camden borough, is one of the most deprived areas of London.
The Kilburn Youth Station was lucky enough to have funds available to build a small studio for young people to access for free. Working as studio manager, I was responsible for devising a number of programmes for their involvement, mainly based around recording vocals in the studio. Challenges were made around the use of violent, homophobic or troubling lyrics, but in a way that raised the issue and sparked discussion rather than outright banning usage.
Focus was made on development as musicians and artists, improving writing, performance and recording skills.The age group at KYS is 14-21, predominantly male from ethnic minorities, NEET, deprived or youth offending backgrounds.
Role: Music Supervisor
When a young woman is cruelly and indiscriminately attacked by a
notorious gang led by the violent Trey, her little 16 year old sister
Kayla wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means
joining a rival girl gang led by the volatile and damaged man-hating
Danielle. Released in 2011.starring Ashley Walters, Lily Loveless and Riann Steele.
I was brought in as music supervisor to create the overall soundtrack and theme for the film. The producers wanted to reference the gritty, urban underbelly of East London. The result was a mix of Dubstep, Grime and UK Hip Hop with names such as Giggs, The Streets, Mz Bratt and more all adding to the soundtrack.