The so called legal highs, now banned from shops are still rife in communities across the UK, yet too many people are still in the dark about the dangers associated with them. The ‘legal highs’
now illegal with the advent of the Psychoactive Substances Act in 2016 are also called Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPSes) NPS are drugs which were designed to replicate the effects of illegal substances like cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy.
“Dummies Guide to Spice and other Novel Psychoactive Substances” is made with the help from St Martins’ service users and experts to highlight the hazards that these substances pose when consumed. Including an interview with an ex-user:
“My tongue is all cut up…..”
“My family started avoiding me….”
“I spent 8 years in hospital….”
This film gives a much needed picture of the situation today in a brief and accessible format.Made for schools and other organisations who are struggling with the issues presented.
The experts who work at the forefront of NPS mis-use have plenty of harrowing stories and advide to give…
“Controlling it is going to come from informed choices…”
Directed by Rob Clayton. Shot & Edited by Nikita Woolfe
Rob Clayton went to photograph a housing estate in the Black Country, Birmingham 25 years ago. Rob then went back last year to visit the estate again. This film documents that visit and shows how little has changed for people in places like the Lion Farm Estate.
Narrated by Jonathan Meades.
Currently at Festivals.
Shown as part of FIXPHOTO exhibition @ the Bargehouse, London.
1 hour Documentary
“The council has been lying to us for years..” – how many times has this statement been heard and yet we take it for granted that, that is the way the council behave. Yet when I talk to people about the council, most people will swear that the council is working to protect communities and health. And yes, some Councils will take the human rights of people as a top priority whilst others are happy to create smoke screens and run rings around people just to get their way.
Why are some councils so eager to push poor people over in return for quick cash and nice looking developments and for what cost?
David and Goliath follows residents from the Aylesbury and Central Hill Council estates over a year to find out how exactly the Councils are creating smoke screens and how people are now fighting back. Through personal stories this film gives a new insight into how low some Councils are willing to stupe
This film is part of the new wave of documentaries which strive to not only inform but also to give alternatives and offer ways out for people.
Produced and Directed by Nikita Woolfe
Camera by Luc Beloix, Billion Bites and Nikita Woolfe
Edited by Nikita Woolfe
Animation by: Mohd M Rahman
Contributions by: Architects for Social Housing, 35%, Central HIll Campaign
A Woolfe.Vision production
Made with the help of 5 ex-offenders.
Target Audience: carers and health professionals.