Who we work with
We work closely with our overseas partners to help support and encourage their communities to help themselves. These partners consist of film groups, NGO’s, local distribution managers and many more who have long standing relationships with Purple Field Productions after collaborating on numerous, successful projects together.
Future View Media Centre (FVMC), Sierra Leone
PFP first encountered the Future View Media Centre in 2013. At that time, they were a group of six enthusiastic individuals who met as a film club in a small building in Makeni Town. They had plenty of imagination, energy, and drive – just no equipment! Over the years, PFP has supported the group through training and collaborated in the co-production of several dramas and documentaries. Today, Future View is now a well-established media company, with six staff members, not only producing films but also providing training to a new generation of filmmakers. In 2020, Future View developed a series of short documentaries for BBC Africa eye, exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sierra Leone.
To find out more, you can visit their website or facebook page.
The Kasungu Film Collective (TKFC), Malawi
After the successful production and distribution of two Covid-19 awareness music video’s in Malawi, PFP have helped put together a small group called The Kasungu Film Collective (TKFC) consisting of a small group of 8 young women and 8 young men and are currently helping them train in video shooting and editing under the local tutelage of Patiel Mizeck, an experienced video producer from Kasungu. Their first initiative was to produce a one minute video clip on their phones based on a subject they individually feel about. The short film clips are being used to assess each participants skill base as we move on to another bigger short film project.
It is the intention of TKFC and PFP to partner together to write and produce a full length dramatic feature over the coming months, on the subject of Albinism (which has much negative superstition around it) in Malawi.
Kamben film group, Senegal
In 2016, PFP undertook the initial phase of a collaboration with Kamben and the Niokolo Network to provide filmmaking training to members of the community living in the region of the Niokolo-Kobo National Park.
Two members of FVFG travelled to Senegal from Sierra Leone to undertake work for the Niokola Network with the objective of introducing the idea of the use of film as a tool in development and provided some basic training in camera and interviewing techniques. By the end of the week the group had produced two short ten minute dramas focusing on key issues – the importance of birth certificates and the issues of early marriage. On their last night, they screened the films to the whole village using a pedal powered cinema kit developed by PFP. The screenings were a great success and the week was a tremendous experience for everyone involved.
The outcome of this training has resulted in ourselves and the Niokola Network proceeding with a further 2 year filmmaking training programme. Read more about the positive work Niokola do in Senegal.
DI KOMBRA DI KRAI (CRY OF A MOTHER) RELEASE
Our latest project updates and news including:
- Our Safe Motherhood film ‘Di Kombra Di Krai’ has been released!
- Producing face masks for the community
- How Lisilojulikana continues to change the lives of Kenyan families
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