New Shoots

New Shoots is a series of short films exploring how lockdown restrictions are affecting young people’s lives and mental health.

Guided by Neil Packham and Louise Brown from the Citizens Learning Team, Young Co. members worked in small groups, writing, directing and acting in their own original films.

Inspired by their current circumstances, the digital shorts explore everyday situations and challenges in offbeat, honest and personal ways.

Many teenagers and young adults are struggling with the impact of restrictions as their lives are put on hold and we hope that these brief insights will resonate with young viewers – bringing a smile and brightening their day.

Watch all the short films in the video gallery below.