The following is a message we have received from Candace, an assistant producer at Blakeway about an upcoming documentary. As always, use your own judgement as to whether you wish to talk with her. If in doubt, speak with someone whose judgement you trust before contacting her.
If you are interested, please contact Candace directly.
You can download a pdf of this advert here: Hearing Voices – Programme Description
We are making a BBC documentary about young adults who hear voices
Made for the young BBC Three audience, but also to potentially air on BBC One, it will be filmed from the perspective of voice hearers, to bring to life their very distinct and individual experiences and perceptions of the world.
Through people’s extraordinary stories this film aims to recreate the experience of hearing voices, providing insight into the daily challenges faced by voice hearers; the highs, lows and everything in between – tackling common misconceptions, stigma and lack of understanding so often associated with hearing voices.
We pride ourselves in making films collaboratively, so we would like to speak to as many young voice hearers as possible in order to reflect their experiences.
At this stage, we are not asking for a commitment from anyone to being filmed – but we do hope to hear from as many young adults (under 35) who hear voices as possible. Any conversations we have will of course be in strictest confidence and would be very informal, there’s absolutely no expectation for you to be involved further in our documentary, or to be filmed. Even those who do not wish to be filmed may have incredibly valuable ideas that will shape the way the documentary is made.
If you’d be happy to have a chat with me and share some of your experiences and insight into hearing voices, please drop me an email or give me a call on the numbers below.
To give you a bit of background on our company, Blakeway North is an award-winning Manchester based company. We make sensitive factual programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and numerous other broadcasters. We have won Production Company of the Year at the Prolific North Awards three times. Please have a look at our website to see examples of our most recent work: http://www.blakewaynorth.co.uk/our-work.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, I look forward to hearing from you!
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