A film about Merton during the coronavirus pandemic, made collectively by its residents.
Merton Distancing Diaries is supported by the Merton Giving Fund
Here at Filmanthropy we make films and teach other people how to make films. Like everyone else, coronavirus has affected us. It's meant that we're stuck indoors, worried about our friends, family and neighbours, and unable to continue creating films. We've replaced the words 'lights', 'camera' and 'action' with strange new ones like 'frontline', 'pandemic' and 'unprecedented.'
SUBMIT YOUR CREATION
Now it's time to share it with the world and submit it to us, so that we can include it in the final film!
To share with the world:
Upload your creation to twitter or instagram
Write a caption to describe to others what it’s all about
Tag us @FilmanthropyUK and include the hashtag #MertonDistancingDiaries
To submit to the film:
Read the terms and conditions below
Upload your file here
THE RULE BOOK (T&C's)
Before submitting to this project, I have checked that all of the content in my contribution is suitable, free of sensitive information and all people featured consent to being involved.
If I am under 18, or have featured anyone under 18, I have gained consent from a parent or guardian.
By submitting to this project, I understand and agree that my contribution may appear on Filmanthropy’s website, social platforms and in a film.
I understand that my contribution may also appear on the website and social platforms of Filmanthropy’s sponsors and partners.
Here's are six tasks designed to help you to find creative ways to record what you are seeing, hearing and feeling during this unique time in human history. You can complete them at your own pace - monthly, weekly, daily or all in one go! Don't forget to share them with us by tagging us on socials (@FilmanthropyUK and/ or #MertonDistancingDiaries) and submitting here.
'HOW TO' VIDEOS
HALL OF FAME
Here's a gallery of some of our favourite submissions so far. For your chance to feature, pick a task and submit to us here.
"It's made me feel really anxious, but I'm thankful that I can still be with my family."
AMMA K, 15
"Everyday when I wake up I feel a little overwhelmed by the virus and it's impact.
So I try and remember my sources of power (family, positivity, gratitude, community) and this helps me get ready to start my day."
" We had a socially distanced VE Day party in the garden. Celebrating with neighbours over the fence.
It was nice to get all dressed up, socialise and celebrate something."
JOSEPH F, 63
'I am Covid'
KATIE, 35 &
" We like to start our day by saying one thing that we're grateful for."