Where Can I find the content?
Screen South are proud to annouce the New Creatives which have been selected for broadcast and online via the BBC. See below for information on the scheme and to find out where you can watch and listen to all the content created for New Creatives across the Country.
Where can I watch and listen to the New Creatives pieces created under the Screen South Network Centre?
Philip 21 positions you as the viewer to challenge your preconceptions, and it grants you agency in your choices in a new online interactive short film. Philip 21 is a new feature from the halucid_ Theatre Company, written by Philip Ofe, directed by Adam Glen and produced by Molly Young, that pushes the boundaries of interactive video. Play the Interactive Film Here
Henry Driver's new immersive video journey, Secrets of Soil, was inspired by his family's attempts to make their farming practices carbon negative. He presents a visually striking view of the world beneath our feet and explores his thoughts around how it would be possible to better care for and preserve it. Read the full article here
Ambitious new game Dichotomy aims to help players understand what it’s like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Designer Cody Wren, who has OCD, has utilised Virtual Reality to create a fun but revealing look at this much misunderstood condition.
Read the full article here
Singularity is an immersive Virtual Reality experience inspired by the way in which new inventions are appearing at an ever-increasing rate. Read the full article here
A spoken word poem capturing the author’s personal struggle with the overwhelming anxiety of getting out of bed and facing the world. The piece captures issues of the time such as the constant, gnawing exposure our generation has to news on global traumas as well as issues closer to home; such as the unexpected deaths of friends and loved ones.
On the outskirts of town. In a deserted 24-hour petrol garage, sits Pete, slowly crumbling in the monotony of the endless night shift. Amongst the groundhog day of customers, coffee, and stale confectionary, one moment makes it all worthwhile. Question is, will tonight be the night he finally makes himself heard? A story of discovering love in an alternative setting.
A touching, raw spoken word piece from the view of the narrator as he discusses his own problems sleeping and establishing the reasons behind them. We go on to explore other peoples insomnia as a result of different factors in their lives as we take on the voice of each character. Accompanying these chilling lyrics is a soundscape which allows the listener to envision the character's locale.
Welcome to the world of a ‘CHAV’. Walk beside her. Listen. Discover a world that you may usually be encouraged to look down on. Maybe you’re familiar with her way of living, or perhaps it’s new to you. Either way, she’s here to talk.
Due to unpredictable weather and a warming climate, the East Anglian coastline is eroding at an ever-faster rate. For those that live along the coast, language often fails to articulate this immeasurable loss.
The life of a mixed-race person can be complex and confusing. You feel lost in your home country. You look one way and feel another. Forced to pick sides. A foreigner no matter where you go. But our lives can also be filled with love and variety. No two of us are the same. Clear your mind and listen to Distortion (Monachopsis) to step into a mixed-race person’s mind. Feel what we feel. Hear what we hear.
Unchained bicycle, in a yoga studio, desolate… A failed 80’s indie singer appears as a cosmic mentor to two slightly pathetic twenty-somethings, and tries to get them to talk about their feelings. Will Theo learn yoga? Will Alice kick her softboy habit? Will anyone stop singing?
‘The Waves’ is a spoken word poem, narrated in the style of a guided meditation, and set against live beach sounds. As the speaker depicts an almost idyllic beach scene the listener is forced to reflect on the impact we have on our beaches.
‘The Making of an Education’ tells the story of “the one who dropped out of University”; a girl who moved back to her small and empty suburban town - a town that everyone loves to hate - and begins to find her feet in the world.
A middle-aged couple sit in their living room and reflect on what beauty means to them. Louise and Martin went to college together 30 years ago - he liked her, she had a boyfriend - and only reconnected in 2019. Now they’re engaged, and they’ve never seen each other.
Through sound design and documentary-style interviewees, this cinematic piece reflects on the emotional impact of the 2020 pandemic on the everyday lives of the British public. The aim is to evoke understanding across society, by exploring real-life experiences.
Another day unfolds in a small Essex hair salon and the hubbub of hair drying, familiar chatter and laughter invites us in. Using a mixture of interviews and original poetry, this piece explores the Essex Girl stereotype.
Inspired by J. G. Ballard’s The Drowned World, Petrichor Project imagines the Norfolk Broads as a premonition of what East Anglia might look like in a future of rising sea levels and uncertain futures.
Two people, both with autism – and that’s where the similarities end. This piece is a dive into the subtle complexities of the autistic spectrum through getting to know the personalities of two people who share the same condition but who couldn’t be further apart in experiences, life choices and personalities.
Butterfly is a poem about metamorphosis; a poem that simultaneously holds the histories and futures of the body and the self, that crosses between the fluid states of being, non-being, becoming and wanting-to-become.
You think you know a place, but our cities are built on an array of stories and experiences. Six distinct people share insights into their lives around a world-famous city, known for it’s ‘town and gown’ divide!
Mocha Love is a modern R&B Opera, inspired by the countless stories of struggling artists balancing working full time jobs and being creative in their spare time. The story revolves around Spike, a singer/songwriter who works in a café.
The Bittern line, an immersive audio journey across Norfolk, the train, weaving along the coast moves between listening to the stories of people who live and work along the line and the sounds of the wildlife in the area.
With the internet gone for just 1 day, a journalist explores the various perspectives of the generation most effected by its disappearance, and how their lives changed for better and for worse.
Through a series of binaural recordings, interviews and musical composition, sound artist Frazer Merrick explores the infectious energy of Walton Pier in north Essex
In the absence of his parents, a sensitive child idealist tries to right the wrongs of the world outside from his prison inside a nuclear bunker. Pursued by an invisible force during a pollution alert, fighting off severe asthma... where else is left to run?
A young photographer is on his way to meet a music journalist at a metal gig. The people he meets on the way make him reconsider his attitude to disability. The question is What can I do?; the answer is Speak to me, listen to me.
Sat backstage for the biggest audition of his life, Matty sticks out like a sore thumb. Surrounded by violins, clarinets and flutes, his love of drumming is a far cry from the musical elite. And there’s one other thing...
In a world where artificial intelligence plays an integral role in everyday life, a young and debt-ridden technophobe chooses to take part in a social experiment for the much-needed money. However, in order to receive the cash, she has to be broadcast live to the entire planet and speak for one minute.
Liberty decides to spend the first day of summer questioning her life and those within it. Instead of reflecting on their differences, she thinks about their similarities and the impact they’ve had on her. She realises that they have one thing in common - they’re all women. She begins to create an ode to not only the dominant female presence in her life, but to all women and the beauty in their stories, through her poem ‘The Skin I Move In’.
The streets of Margate are 97% White. Its Black residents, make up just 0.5% of a population of 65,000. Inspired by award-winning artist Barbara Walker’s Turner Contemporary exhibition 'Place, Space and Who' exploring the lives of marginalised Black women in Margate, 0.5% looks at excerpts of the lives of Black people thriving and surviving in a community, and the fleeting but powerful connection between them.
Six individuals, differing in age, gender and locality, but united by a shared experience. Taking you into each of their sunken places, we delve beyond their surface level emotions and explore often suppressed thoughts and feelings in the face of ongoing micro-aggressive racism.
Building developers have forced the closure of roller-rinks across London, edging out large swathes of the city’s skate community. Inspired by real events, this short dance film depicts a group of roller-skaters as they take to the floors of an empty shopping complex. It crafts a vibrant elegy to inner-city public space whilst highlighting the need to protect access for creative communities.
Unbound is a colourful abstract animation inspired by Kandinsky, hand-crafted in vibrant painted paper. Bright cut-out shapes communicate the exhilaration of speed and movement as director Jemima Hughes, speaking with her electronic communication aid, tells us not to pity her as wheelchair bound, but instead to share her joy in thrilling activities and an adventurous life.
Oliver is a young man with autism and sensory processing anxiety. With his Mum’s birthday approaching fast, he heads to the supermarket to pick up the ingredients for a special surprise. Join Oliver as he navigates disruptive sensory stimuli and his own inner demon in his biggest challenge yet.
An animation that embraces a visual blend of 70’s colours in an urban aesthetic, creating a surreal, sarcastic and dreamlike dystopia. Authentic Sardines explores feelings of disassociation many young people feel under current social pressures; that ‘authenticity’ is a privilege that people struggle to access.
An anti-bac spray bottle is trapped in a nightmarish wasteland after being dumped into the wrong bin. Spray is tormented by grimy trash and demonic monsters as they venture through the surreal hellscape. With help from a drunk beer bottle, Spray must escape the rubbish underworld to reach the pearly gates of the recycling bin.
What happens when your entire conscious experience can be shared over the internet with the rest of the planet? And tuning in to anyone else’s is just a thought away - are you still an individual? What are you?
Lauren has been homeless for a while now. But she fishes for food. But when she shelters on the Cromer pier, she finds refuge in the nature around her. A world which is slowly eroding away. As she remembers the sea tales of her family, she quickly accepts her fate. A tense, regional story of what it means to be a homeless woman at the coast.
A young woman finds herself being interrogated by a familiar person she knows too well. A CONVERSATION WITH MY ENEMY looks at one of the most common issues we face in our day-to-day lives. With us being our own worst enemy.
We follow an ageing director as she makes her final film; one delving into her past. Face to face with the embodiment of her younger self, the line between her present reality and the film’s blur.
As climate change threatens our future, how do we come to terms with the end of our existence? When the Tides Went Down is a short animation exploring our different responses to these turbulent times.
What would happen if the ‘The Internet Of Things’ came alive? Probably not a lot. IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD is a comedy of error… messages. Detailing the failed attempt of artificial intelligence trying to take over the world.
Amber takes a selfie, but finds living with her ‘perfect’ pout not to be her #bestlife. Selfie Stick is a colourful, comical and surreal look at the modern age defined by social media, beauty and the selfie.
Are we living a modern lie? In this extravagant satire, a mysterious carnival master walks us through the problems of our modern society, questioning the dangerous future we are building around us.
A personal look at questions of identity, at a time where migration, political isolation and reclaiming history are hot topics. Is it important to look to your own past in order to better respond to wider issues present today?
The thin line between reality and imagination merges for Andrea, a young moderator at a social media company, as she reaches a psychological breaking point at work.
Previous Broadcast Programmes
Cultural historian Janina Ramirez presents a collection of intriguing short films by emerging female storytellers on topics from friendship and identity to freedom and belonging.
Airing on BBC Four Sunday 6th March 22, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here
Brenda Emmanus presents an innovative collection of dramatic short films from emerging artists. Compelling stories of identity and isolation, trauma and power combine with the visceral impact of dance to explore our place in today’s world in a thought-provoking and heartfelt way.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 20th Feb 22, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here
Explore exciting, strange and thought-provoking worlds with broadcaster, gamer and animation fan Elle Osili-Wood. Through abstract designs, 2D animation and stop motion techniques, Elle showcases the next generation of makers with this collection of new short films.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 12th December 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here
Actor, writer and producer Chizzy Akudolu presents a collection of dramatic short films from the best new filmmakers. Subjects include secrets, love and family, from awkward conversations about sausages to how to deal with zombies.
First aired on BBC Four 11th November 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here
Actor, writer and producer Chizzy Akudolu presents a collection of dramatic short films from the best of new British film-makers. Reflecting modern Britain, subjects range from speed dating, the climate emergency and school friendships to spotting UFOs.
First aired on BBC Four Monday 8th January 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here
Gemma Cairney is your guide on a sonic journey through experimental music, soundscapes, spoken word and documentary from exciting, fresh and emerging British artists.
First aired on BBC Radio 6 Monday 14th December, you can catch the programme on BBC Sounds here
Acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta introduces a new generation of film makers who use b-boying, ballet and contemporary dance to tell their stories. Subjects range from dancing in a bingo hall, acid attacks, body image and wellbeing and the mystical world of baby eels. Each is a remarkable fusion of dance and film.
First aired on BBC Four Wednesday 27th May 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here
Plunge into exciting, strange and beautiful animated worlds with Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb as he celebrates the new breed of animators whose short films include malicious toasters, cheeky Glaswegian pigeons, job-haunting ghosts and incredibly smelly fungi.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 26th April 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here
Celebrating the next generation of female filmmakers, these short films from BBC Introducing Arts are all made by women. Presented by Janina Ramirez, these talented, emerging artists use comedy, drama and dance to tell stories from a contemporary female perspective.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 5th March 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here
Janina Ramirez presents a screengrab of inspiring, beautiful and urgent stories from emerging and established film-makers with their interpretations of life's big topics.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 24th November 19, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer
Poet Lemn Sissay presents a selection of short, vibrant films from a new generation of artists who are inspired by poetry and the spoken word.
First aired on BBC Four Sunday 9th September 19, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here