I’m a professional filmmaker and photographer based in Cardiff with a background working in sustainable development. I’ve produced creative digital content for organisations in the UK and overseas including Marine Conservation Society, British Institute of Human Rights, and International Planned Parenthood Federation and Wales based organisations such as Fair Trade Wales, Size of Wales and Run 4 Wales.
Why are you drawn to this area of work and how have you helped community groups take their first steps to action in the past?
Video content is a powerful tool for change and communication for organisations of any size. I’m interested in how we use video and online communications as a way to open doors to deeper and more meaningful conversations and interactions with audiences. I also love to tell stories and listen to others stories. As a filmmaker I have worked with numerous organisations at the community level through organisations such as Reconnect in Nature in Pembrokeshire, at charity level through organisations like Ramblers Cymru and at business level with organisations such as Brecon Carreg. With all the work I do, I help organisations tell stories and share them with the world.
What is your vision of your region in 2050?
I’d like to see communities have more control and power over their own direction. Power will be more evenly spread, more people will be involved in how communities function. People will be more connected and have more ownership of the things that are important in their lives, energy, food, transport, communications, nature. Economics and business will have shifted. More co-ops, more community land trusts, more co-ownership. There will different forms of recognised value other than money. Value will come from the contribution to your community. Community wellbeing will be at the heart of decisions and development.