Nothing is more important to us than providing valuable opportunities for young people to explore the creative industry and find their way into the creative world. This is exactly what we got to do with Signature Pictures Academy in partnership with The Princes Trust.

Identifying the lack of representation in the film industry, Signature Pictures Academy CIC, set up to provide key and essential training to young people from low socio-economic backgrounds. Working across training, fiction and branded content, they are an award-winning social enterprise film production company. Partnering with Jobcentre Plus, the Prince’s Trust and a range of charities nationally, they have provided training and work experience opportunities to unemployed and at-risk people in every department of our film productions.

We jumped at the chance to give two groups of young people their first taste at working with a client. We tasked them to create new content for the reopening of our Black In Carnaby store and our Words Of Wonder online series. From briefings to shoot days with brilliant guest speakers, working with the groups not only meant getting fresh content supporting the development of diverse creatives and young people.

Over the next few weeks, we will be releasing all the content that these two groups did a fantastic job at making, so follow us on Instagram to see it all. In the meantime, check out this sneak peek of what we’ve been working on.

“Working on this project has given me more of an insight into what I’d like to do more of which is videography/DOP. I have enjoyed working with other creatives like myself and putting our creative minds together and building a network.” – Rowan

“I gained experience, knowledge, and motivation. I was offered support and work experience which was extremely helpful and improved my skills and confidence.” – Todor

“This has given me a hands-on understanding of the production industry and the confidence to use my skills to thrive in the freelance production space. I feel honoured to have been a part of Signature Pictures Academy’s programme and I look forward to growing further and learning more from their amazing network of like-minded creatives.” – Shuli