End Female Genital Mutilation

In early February our directors produced the launch film for the Guardian’s fantastically successful END FGM campaign, scoring both the front page online and in print.

As the UN’s Zero Tolerance on FGM movement gears up for action in the second half of 2014, expect more work on this theme from Lightgeist.

To watch the full film click here, and to add your name to the petition to END FGM click here.

Photo credit: Patrick Hoelscher.

Kathy Eldon at the Frontline Club

There was an excellent discussion held last night at the Frontline Club on the role of and obstacles faced by freelancers in reporting war by a woman who arguably knows more than any other, Kathy Eldon.

Kathy’s son, Dan a photojournalist, was killed in Somalia in 1993 by an angry mob following an American helicopter attack on a civilian building thought to hold a Somali warlord. He was aged just 23.

Since his death Kathy has been instrumental in bringing his work to a wider audience and inspiring a new generation of ‘creative activists’ through her foundation Creative Visions. Last night she gave a talk on her son’s continued legacy and her new memoir In the Heart of Life.


The Fabulous Fashionistas!

Guess who we met whilst filming the Mirror Mirror Conference on ageing and beauty, only the Fabulous Fashionistas!

As part of a commission to film the conference Lightgeist had the opportunity to speak to three of the leading ladies from Chanel 4’s Cutting Edge documentary.

Our short film summary of the conference will be available soon so you can hear what they have to say. In the meantime why not watch one of our older films for the Royal Academy of Dance in which we speak with Gillian Lynne, another of the Fashionistas here.

Green Week 2013

Everyday this week Lightgeist will filming Green Week 2013 at the London College of Communication. Check back regularly to see the highlights from each day.

UAL People & Planet Film

Lightgeist Media has an excellent relationship with the University of the Arts London. We have been once more commissioned by UAL to produce a film for their marketing and communications department.

This time we worked with Ezri Carlsbach, Deputy Director of Communications and External Affairs at UAL, as well as Anna Castleton Simmons from the same office.

We were asked to interview all the heads of the individual colleges of UAL which include Central Saint Martins, Chelsea, London College of Communication, Camberwell and London College of Fashion. The central issue of this film was sustainability and how the university has been working towards making UAL a ‘greener’ and more environment-friendly institution.

Lightgeist Media’s specialist experience with this subject matter helped us a lot – as just last year we released Conscientious Communicators, which explored ethical and sustainable practice within the UK creative industry as a whole, featuring leading figures from the cultural sector such as Tim Molloy, creative director of the Science Museum as well as Ed Gillespie, co-founder of Futerra.

The shoot lasted for three days and took us to various sites around the university and London. The edit is progressing well and will be posted here as soon as it has been approved.