about big up films

Our workshops are a fun and educational experience that also helps to build confidence, improve teamwork and allow participants to express themselves creatively through the medium of film.

Participants work on genres such as drama, documentary, oral history or experimental film. We’ve found the workshops help strengthen communities and are especially beneficial for under represented and disadvantaged people. Each workshop is unique and is designed specifically for the group’s needs and interests. Each workshop starts with warm up session and ends in a feedback session. This allows us to constantly improve and monitor our workshops.

We have a team of skilled professionals that can work alongside Sheena and Peggy to incorporate animation, drama, music, urban arts, video art, storytelling, stage fighting, set design, costume and make-up, DVD cover design and web design. On specialist projects we have youth workers, drug and alcohol counsellors, sexual health advisers and career and education advisers. All employees are CRB checked.

our equipment

We work with state of the art digital equipment such as Sony cameras, Seinnheiser sound kits and Apple Mac computers.

Big Up takes the expertise and equipment to the participants in their own environments and communities. From here the fun begins as all participants get a chance to work behind and in front of the camera.


To date Big Up has been funded by the following organizations:

  • Community Voices
  • Tesco Community Fund
  • Islington Community Chest
  • Help A CapitalChild
  • First Light
  • Awards for All
  • Jack Petchey Fund
  • Capital Community Foundation
  • The Walcot Foundation
  • LVAC
  • Media Box
  • Slough Borough Council
  • Communities First
  • FLIC First Light in the Classroom
  • Evening Standard Dispossessed Grant
  • Morley College
  • Clapham Manor School
  • Allen Edwards School
  • Young and Safe - Lambeth Council

workshops for you

If you are interested in us working with your group then please contact us to arrange a meeting.

If you have limited funding Big Up may be able to help you find funding or even find it on your behalf. 

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Our latest productions:

Common Voices DVD Cover
Emily's Wish DVD Cover
This is My Story DVD Cover