Digital Disruption: Workshop 05: Introduction to Production

This workshop involved getting our hands dirty with some production work. Yunus had worked up some draft lyrics for our music video about media influence so we recorded him practicing. These lyrics will be developed further to suit the messages we want to convey. It will primarily be a motivational piece; introducing young people to the concept of propaganda, discussing its dangers and calling them to get educated. The short clip we recorded today is posted here:

Digital Disruption; Workshop 05 from Bold Creative Work-in-Progress on Vimeo.

The rest of the group did some on-the-street interviews with friends + local residents and thought we’d ask them about the urban legend on which we’re looking to base our bogus propaganda. Tony cut the resulting footage into a kind of teaser trailer for our bogus propaganda film. We’ll upload that trailer soon.

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The Day Project: Fresh off the press

Following on from the success of our first graphic novel ‘The Day’, three more books have just landed on our desks. The novels have been written following another series of workshops with people impacted by HIV and AIDS. Based on real-life personal accounts, these stories will be a valuable read for challenging any misperceptions in surrounding HIV.

The Jacket Life Unzipped

Chris’ world felt like it was falling apart, he felt alone and misunderstood. His only protection was his trusty parka, in it he could hide from the world, his friends and himself


Montse’s Diary

Montse’s diary takes us through her emotional journey, through her heartache and pain. But most of all it is a love story, where determination, trust and hope triumph.


This is How We Do It

10 young people share their different thoughts on managing life with medication.

Accessible, insightful and educational, these books tackle many issues relating to young people to today, and this is just the start! We have two more novels in the pipeline, so watch this space for more news. Enjoy.

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The Day Project: Fact or Fiction?

As our award winning online education project ‘Digital Disruption’ moves into the distribution phase, we’ve been testing an early version of our Bogus Conspiracy film: The Vampire Conspiracy to see how audiences react to it. The result has totally exceeded our expectations with the film capturing the imagination of a number of online Bloggers who have embedded it into conspiracy sites and forums throughout the internet. See, for example, the post and discussion about the film here: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread598776/pg1.

It seems that Bloggers have embellished their own theories, curiosity and fear without really checking the film’s credibility at all: reminding us how easy it can be to manipulate people’s perceptions through the media, and how easily misinformation and propaganda can spread and mutate. You can find out more about the project here http://www.digidisruption.co.uk

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Forest Flava: The Hard Work Pays Off!

After a great deal of hard work from everyone involved, the Forest Flava website is now live for the world to see! Check it out at http://www.forestflava.org.uk

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