Happy 2018 everyone; Pastles Productions is set for a very busy year in 2018, and we think it’s gonna be a good one. Here’s why:
We’re heading in new directions.
- In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve got a shiny new website! We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Adam and the team at Talent Cupboard for building the site for us.
- We’ve just partnered with Bristol Works, to provide employment opportunities and careers advice to young and disadvantaged people around Bristol. Representing disadvantaged communities and offering young people a step up into the industry have always been right at the core of what we do, and it’s a privilege to be able to take on this responsibility.
Mental Health Awareness
- Back at the beginning of December, we screened The Hardest Fight at Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights Film Festival. The film got a very positive reception, and we’re excited to have more festival screenings coming up next year, through which we hope to raise awareness of how boxing can help those fighting against depression and anxiety.
- A video we did with Off The Record Bristol has just launched (and you can watch it below!). We had such a great time working with on this video, and it’s exactly the kind of work Pastles is all about. OTR are a mental health social movement by and for young people in Bristol, and they have one of the most welcoming and friendly teams we’ve ever worked with. We had an absolute blast making this one, and would love for you guys to give it a watch.
- Now onto Sleeping Rough. Earlier this week we held our first cast and crew screenings for the film in London, with our Bristol screening on the 20th, and more London screenings later in the month. Earlier in the month, our director, Owain, went on BCFm, Bristol’s regional radio show, to talk about Sleeping Rough and homelessness in Bristol and around the UK. You can hear the episode here (it’s the 09:00 episode, 04/01/2018).
- We also can’t wait until Bristol Homeless Awareness Week. We’ve been working closely with Bristol Homeless Forum on organising events for the week, and how to raise awareness of all the events that will be going on. It’ll also be our first ever public screening of Sleeping Rough, and we really do hope that we’ll be able to connect with the local community and inspire people to get involved and do what they can to help. You can keep up to date with the week right here: www.bristolhf.org.uk/home-page/upcoming-events.
- If you live in Bristol, and have been wondering how you can help and get involved in the homeless community, take a look at the new website launched by Bristol Homeless Connect: www.bristolhomelessconnect.com. We’ve been lucky enough to see this in various stages of development, and if you want to help alleviate homelessness in Bristol, or if you might be at risk of homelessness yourself, this website is the place to start.
Have a very happy 2018 everyone.