The Playhouse Street Talk project has created a series of short educational films based on the experiences of many of the young people participating in the Street Talk project, which encourages young people to use the arts to explore issues relevant to them in their own communities, including crime, justice and community relations.
Young people have helped inform these projects- our work with them has helped us see what affects them in their everyday lives, and because we can share their stories and experiences, we can ultimately give more young people the knowledge and power to make the best choices for both them and their community.
Written by Laurence McKeown in consultation with police officers, community workers, academics and young people from PUL and CNR backgrounds. The film explores the Stop and Search tool which continues to be controversial in Northern Ireland and in many other parts of the world. Last year the Police Service of Northern Ireland had the third highest rate of stop and search in the UK.
A Playhouse production in association with Island Hill Productions Ltd
CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE- SUITABLE FOR AGES 14+
Written by Jonathan Bailie, directed by Michael Barwise. Director of Photography Christopher Byrne, Pillarpix Media.
'Grey Skies’ is used as an educational tool to warn young people about the impact of crime. It is used by police officers, teachers, youth workers and artists to explore the complexities of modern day policing, and the way in which crime affects the families of both offenders and police officers.
It aims to open up a debate that allows at risk young people to consider policing and criminality within their communities. The film was funded by Department of Culture Arts and Leisure and the PSNI.
Written by Colin Bateman, 'Recruited' aims to warn young people about paramilitary influence, enabling youth workers, young people, police and others members of the justice system to have a frank and honest conversation.
The film was produced by Elaine Forde from The Playhouse, directed by Declan Keeney from Island Hill Productions, filmed by Chis Byrne from Pillarpix Media, and features a whole host of local acting talent.
The film was funded by the Department of Justice through the Policing and Community Safety Partnership Assets Recovery Community Scheme, BBC Children In Need, The Department of Foreign Affairs and a private donation through The Ireland Funds.
A short educational film which aims to build awareness about the impact of careless driving.
One Glance is a fictional story written by Max Beer. The film was commissioned by Youth Justice Agency (Western Area Team) in partnership with The Playhouse and developed by screen by Pillarpix Media. One Glance is funded by the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP), which is a Northern Ireland Executive / Atlantic Philantropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme, funded jointly by the Delivering Social Change Programme, DoH, DE, DoJ, DfC, DfE, and the Atlantic Philantropies. EITP aims to improve outcomes for children and young people across Northern Ireland through embedding early intervention approaches.
A short educational film which aims to build awareness about the impact of one punch. This is a fictional story written by Colm Herron.
The film was commissioned by Youth Justice Agency (Western Area Team) in partnership with The Playhouse and developed by screen by Pillarpix Media. One Punch is funded by the Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP), which is a Northern Ireland Executive / Atlantic Philantropies Delivering Social Change Signature Programme, funded jointly by the Delivering Social Change Programme, DoH, DE, DoJ, DfC, DfE, and the Atlantic Philantropies.
This film is not suitable for young people under the age of 15.
A hard-hitting educational film by Aidan Largey about cyberbullying and online grooming.
‘One New Friend’ explores the hazards of cybercrime and internet safety on the lives and families of two young people. Starring David Rawle, (best known for his role in Irish sitcom ‘Moone Boy’ with Chris O'Dowd), and actor Ellie McKay, ‘One New Friend’ will be used as a resource by artist facilitators, teachers, youth workers, police officers, and Youth Justice Agency officers.
‘One New Friend’ was written and Directed by Aidan Largey, and filmed and edited by Island Hill Productions.
WARNING- This video may contain content that some people may find distressing. If you are effected by any of the issues in this short film you can contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or Samaritans on 087 2 60 90 90.