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Behind the Scenes of TWENTY TWENTY

By youngviclondon 30 Nov 2020

Behind the Scenes of TWENTY TWENTY


TWENTY TWENTY is our year-long community project with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach, three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark. The project was launched to foster in-depth creative relationships with people in our local community.

Over the last few weeks our three casts worked in socially-distanced conditions to shoot their short films, which will premiere in January 2021. Take a look at some of the photos from each week on set.


This inspiring film about the beauty of friendship was written by Nessah Muthy (Small Wonders) for the community participants of Certitude, a leading provider of support to people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health support needs and their families and carers . Directed by Audrey Sheffield (We Too Are Giants), the film holds the inspirational essence and kindness of the cast members at its centre.


This dark and mischievous take on gameshows and secret societies was written by Tolani Shoneye (My White Best Friend) for members of Blackfriars Settlement’s Positive Ageing group. Directed by Jade Lewis (Quarter Life CrisisSuperhoe), the film reflects the enthusiasm, bravery and creativity of its cast members. 


This heart-warming, and at times chaotic, tale was written by Jasmine Lee-Jones (seven methods of killing kylie jennerCurious…) for a group of participants from Thames Reach, a charity supporting people facing homelessness through prevention, intervention and recovery. Directed by Milli Bhatia (seven methods of killing kylie jennerDismantle This Room), the film’s themes are inspired by its extraordinary cast– including their love of food!

Photography by Anthony Lee