Are you an inspiring film maker and want to see change in your community?
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with film maker Paul Sng
Paul Sng is a filmmaker and writer of dual British and Singaporean heritage whose work focuses on people who challenge the status quo. In 2015 he founded Velvet Joy Productions to explore the lives and work of individuals who have been neglected, marginalised or misrepresented in the arts and media.
His first feature documentary, Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain, is part band documentary, part state of the nation film that followed the band Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run-up to the 2015 General Election. His second feature, the critically-acclaimed Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, focuses on the failures and deception behind the social housing crisis, and was released in cinemas in June 2017. A TV version of the film was commissioned by Channel 5 and aired in March 2018 under the title Social Housing, Social Cleansing.
He is the editor of Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience (Policy Press), a narrative photography book that reveals untold stories from people who have been left out of the media narrative and left behind by government policy.
During this Lunch and Learn, Paul will be sharing his experiences as a film maker for Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain and Dispossession, he’ll also be sharing some of the stories he has heard and how he has utilised his passion for social change through the medium of film.
Tickets for this Lunch and Learn are free and can be booked here via Eventbrite. (Please note there are only a limited number of tickets, so do book quick if you are interested and if you find you are unable to attend after you have booked your ticket, please do remember to cancel your ticket as it will enable someone else to attend.
Invisible Britain is a platform that will work with underrepresented individuals and communities to amplify their voices and help enable them to to tell their stories via a diverse range of creative projects. The platform will also run workshops on the creative arts, a mentorship scheme and provide practical support and advice regarding creative opportunities, as well as offering paid work placements on film and television productions.
Back to all Events