Plum Pie Media – A Social Enterprise

Plum Pie Media – A Social Enterprise?

As a social enterprise, Plum Pie Media is dedicated to working in partnership with local third sector organisations to deliver training in filmmaking, animation and other digital media. Over the years, Plum Pie Media has developed a wide range of projects and created many short films including issue-based drama, documentary, promotional and animated videos.

Feel free to take a look at a selection of past projects in our portfolio. You can filter the displayed videos by choosing from the categories in the menu. If you are looking to create an exciting, innovative digital media project with your community group or organisation, call us for more information.

Limits

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Limits

This drama-documentary was created by Plum Pie Media in partnership with Rawmarsh City Learning Centre and commissioned by South Yorkshire Police. Its aim is to highlight the effects of alcohol amongst young people.

The Carrier

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The Carrier

In this story, a carrier who is looking after a gun, suddenly finds he needs to be rid of it - quickly. After a series of unexpected events, the carrier finds that he has caused a chain of events that he is no longer in control of.

Star For A Night

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Star For A Night

When two social media-loving, singer-wannabes get the opportunity to sing at the school's Star for a Night event, it inspires them to practise their favourite song in preparation. This could be an opportunity of a lifetime.

Horror Olympics

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Horror Olympics

Grim Reaper and Krusty Clown host the World’s first ever Horror Olympics. In this special edition we see zombie racing, King Kong ice-skating, a long jumping witch and much more...


Safe@Last: Runaway Stories

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Safe@Last: Runaway Stories

These Runaway stories were created by young people at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre. The segmented film contains stories which tell the tale of many children and young people who run away from their homes.

Big School: The Myths

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Big School The Myths

Big School: The Myths aims to dispel myths about going up to 'BIG SCHOOL' from primary school. The myths are out there: 'wet willies', 'nasty teachers', 'drugs', 'poisonous school dinners', 'evil caretakers' and more.

Don't Park Here

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Don’t Park Here

This film was created during a campaign to inform parents and children about the purpose of yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. It was devised by teenagers as part of their 'work experience' projects at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre.

C.H.A.T.B.A.G.S. Chatback

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C.H.A.T.B.A.G.S. Chatback

Plum Pie Media worked with a group of children who were in care to produce this documentary which aims to give their opinions about the quality of their care - to the people who govern it. The film was created in 2008.

Stop Don't Go

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Stop Don't Go

This film was created during a campaign to inform parents and children about the purpose of yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. It was devised by teenagers as part of their 'work experience' projects at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre.

Postcodz

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Postcodz

As a newcomer to the area, Anne struggles to fit in with the other school-kids and finds a way to protect herself by hooking up with Shotta, leader of one of the local postcode gangs, leading to a dangerous situation.

Bullying

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Bullying

This dark film follows a young polish character as she struggles to settle in at her new school. She is subject to an array of torments, until eventually help appears after an altercation outside school.




South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

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South Yorkshire
Fire & Rescue

The film was commissioned by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue to highlight the breadth of skills and duties of the service. The DVD was used to teach children about fire safety and how to safely deal with chip-pan fires.

The Curse of The Four Heroes

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The Curse of The Four Heroes

This film trailer was created by a group of young people who wanted to create a film trailer with an animated, supernatural theme. The group undertook training in animation and scriptwriting to create a complex script with a cinematic tone.

Who Am I?

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Who Am I?

A film made by a group of young asian boys in response to the wave of Islamaphobia that swept Britain in the wake of the 7/7 bombings in London. Blatant misrepresentation in the press has caused cruel discrimination.


22 Minutes with Ray Hearne

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22 Minutes with Ray Hearne

This documentary features tracks from accomplished folk musician Ray Hearne. In this film he talks about his musical heritage and his days as a ‘Steelo’ in Rotherham. Made by young people on an NCFE accredited filmmaking course.

Superkid

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Superkid

This film was created during a campaign to inform parents and children about the purpose of yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. It was devised by teenagers as part of their 'work experience' projects at Rawmarsh City Learning Centre.

East Dene *Strong Language*

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East Dene *Strong Language*

Ease Dene is an area of Rotherham with a rich social and cultural mix. For the young people of East Dene, the temptation to become involved in anti-social behaviour is particularly strong.


Reminiscences

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Reminiscences

Reminiscences features elderly folks who share their memories of their younger days including their schooldays, their war memories and their jobs. Those who featured were from various Age Concern day care centres.

Take A Think Before You Drink...

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Take A Think Before You Drink...

This film about youth drinking culture of was created to show the everyday habits of teenage girls and boys on a typical friday night. The choice of subject was inspired by an unacceptably high rate of teenage alcoholism in the area.

Game Over

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Game Over

Game Over is a film that shows how in life you only get one chance. This film was created by Clifton Media Group to turn young people away from drink, drugs and crime.


Credit Crunch Cribs

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Credit Crunch Cribs

This film was created young people from Clifton Media Group during the economic downturn of 2008. Credit Crunch Cribs highlights how bad lifestyle choices can lead to a bad personal finances.


Never Thought It Could Happen To Me...

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Never Thought It Could Happen To Me...

This docu-drama tells the story of a young man who finds himself becoming a father. After one thing led to another several months ago, this young man suddenly found life much more difficult to deal with.

WeRobAnyCar.com

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WeRobAnyCar.com

WeRobAnyCar.com was conceived and created by a group of 10 young students during their intensive, NCFE accredited digital media course. The course was run by Plum Pie Media and co-ordinated by Rawmarsh City Learning Centre.

Trickshotz

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Trickshotz

This animated film was created by pupils at Clifton Community Arts School as part of an alternative curriculum. The group had a keen interest in pool and chose it as their subject for their animation. Trickshots was created in 2006.

B Unit

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B Unit

B Unit is an animated spoof created by pupils attending a behavioural improvement programme at Clifton Community Arts School. 'B Unit' includes characters which are parodies of the actual 'BIP Unit' teachers themselves.

Bingo Royale

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Bingo Royale

This animated film is a spoof trailer of the James Bond series made by students at Swinton Lock Activity Centre. After watching a trailer for the latest Bond release, Casino Royale, the students decided to parody the look of the film.

Perceptionz

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Perceptionz

Perceptionz is an animated ‘talking heads’ documentary devised as a way of voicing the opinions of young people to a wider audience. The young people involved all had experience of being misjudged by others in some way.

13 Reasons

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13 Reasons

’13 Reasons to not be a young Mum’. As told by young girls from Clifton Media Group. The group designed the concept and shot the whole film in just 2 hours. The aim was to show young people the problems of teen motherhood.



Bizarre Christmas

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Bizarre Christmas

A young boy is awoken on Christmas eve and discovers that even Santa needs help to overcome a spell that has been cast upon him... Created by young people from Doncaster during a 4-hour animation workshop.



Behind Closed Doors

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors was created by a group of young people who wanted to show how young people can be affected in their personal relationships by episodes of abuse in their own homes ‘behind closed doors’.

When We Have All Gone Home...

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When We Have All Gone Home...

'When We Have All Gone Home' was a school-holiday project, whereby children came back to an empty school to animate anything they could find. It was made over 3 days during Easter 2007.

The New Hamster Party Manifesto

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The New Hamster
Party Manifesto 2010

This film was made in the run-up to the 2010 UK general election. The message in the film is that if you have the privilege to vote in the UK, then you ought to. Otherwise you won't have a say in who becomes the next prime minister.

Scary Ghost Cave

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Scary Ghost Cave

This very odd film was created as part of a programme of positive activities for young people. The group of young people devised the concept of the film, created the characters and animated the film.

Pirates of Cliftonia

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Pirates of Cliftonia

Pirates of Cliftonia is animated film created with the behaviour improvement programme at Clifton Comprehensive School. The aim of the workshops were to engage the young people and give them skills in media production.

Step Into My Shoes

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Step Into My Shoes

’Step into my Shoes’ was an anti-racism project in which young people were involved in creating a race-related animation from found objects. The project was co-ordinated by Karen Mulcahey from On The Road Again Productions.

'Will Power' by Freight Train

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'Will Power' by Freight Train

'Freight Train' and their friends created this music video at their local youth centre in Mexborough, South Yorkshire with the help of Plum Pie Media and youth centre staff. 'Will Power' was created in a single day in Sept 2011.

Rother Valley Voices

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Rother Valley Voices

This 'Creature Comforts' style animation was created by a large group of students who attended Rotherham College of Arts & Technology. For many of them, this was their first attempt at stop-motion animation.