In 1998 myself and my school friend, Paulo Sanheuza, set up Little Fish Films because we wanted to make videos with and for communities and clients who couldn’t access commercial production companies. We wanted to get their voices heard and help them tell stories in their own words. We also wanted to make our own films, but only achieve one documentary before respective children arrived on the scene and needed looking after.
For over 15 years we worked with artists, theatre companies, youth services, health and social care services, schools, charities and environmental groups. Since 2013 we’ve each been exploring other ways of working; Paulo operates big screens at football matches and events in various London stadiums, and has perfected go-pro and drone filming techniques and I have been doing physical and public art pieces in Bristol.
Little Fish Films website is stuck in time, but do take a look at what we’ve done up to 2012. Recently we’ve been developing documentary ideas, including exploring communities and climate change, particularly in terms of how we adapt and cope with global migration, an F-word film about women artists to celebrate 100 years of women getting the vote to be launched in 2018 and a ‘celebration of difference’ telling stories of working people in the UK who are ‘not like us’. We will launch a new site in 2017.
Our last clients were in 2013, and this is what they said about our work: