Brighton Charity Seeks Volunteer Filmmakers

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A local community development charity is looking for volunteers to help them edit a series of short films about their older volunteers.

TDC (Trust for Developing Communities) is an organisation working across Brighton & Hove, which supports people to make positive changes in their communities, helping them identify issues that affect their lives and supporting them as they find solutions to the challenges they face.

Charities such as TDC are finding that storytelling through short films is becoming increasingly useful as a way of promoting their work, telling the public about what they do, and demonstrating the impact of their work to current and potential funders. The challenge they face is in finding people with the skills and expertise to make and edit the films.

In Autumn 2017, TDC’s community development workers across the city collected footage of older people talking about the positive impact they make within their communities. The highlights of this footage were made into a film shown at an event for the Brighton & Hove Older People’s festival in October 2017. The event was well attended by a number of community organisations and volunteers and included a discussion with the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh.

Lyndsay Macadam, TDC projects manager, said “We now have the original unedited footage of the interviews which we would like to turn into standalone videos showcasing the work of the individual volunteers. These would help inform people about our work with older people and the positive impact older volunteers can have on their communities.”

If you are able to help, please read about the opportunity on the TDC website and get in touch by email at

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