Stevie Ronnie & The Squad
A Diary of Windows & Small ThingsView more info
In April 2020, a few weeks after Europe had entered lockdown, twenty-one writers living in the UK, France and Germany agreed to collaborate with artist and Squad Core Team member Stevie Ronnie to make an experimental film. ‘A Diary of Windows & Small Things’ is the result of that experiment. These rare and moving glimpses into our shrinking world were written, shot and recorded by the writers themselves using only their mobile phones.
Each writer was given a time of day to work with and asked to record the view from their window alongside a new piece of writing. These recordings were then arranged chronologically into a video diary that creatively documents this strange and unique moment in history.
The writers who collaborated in the making of this film are (in order of appearance):
Title Track: Ugly Year by Francesca Pidgeon.
One - EightyView more info
The story of a young girl on her psychological and emotional journey as she comes to terms with what is happening to her.
Blair Breaking HeartsView more info
One (fictional) woman’s experience of Tony Blair, from Oxford University to the Iraq War.
HopscotchView more info
A coming of age story about a young boy who must learn to come to terms with his mother’s illness.
Resuscitate Me!View more info
A Homotopia commission with Ace Ambrose. Decisions no one should ever have to make that we are making anyway.
INT. WOMANView more info
Exploring the way female characters are introduced in scripts. Find new meaning behind their words through an abstract arrangement of objects.
SuperwomanView more info
Superwoman explores the complex stigma that surrounds our periods through the world of comic book characters.
LambView more info
Laura, broke and far from home, struggles to fit into her old friend’s new life.
Written and directed by Riley Bramley-Dymond.
Skipping LunchView more info
A young woman walks across London, from the impoverished East End to the gleaming City.
Skipping Lunch offers a portrait of austerity Britain. It is inspired by the stories of young people who have experienced the care system.
Written, co-directed and produced by Ruby Lawrence.
WombView more info
Sarah Gonnet examines hoarding from a non-judgemental viewpoint. Through shapes, artwork and soundscapes, Sarah conveys what it is to be an artist living in a hoarding space, and how creativity can be influenced by collecting.
Made for First Acts. 2.5 mins
BootView more info
A petty thief breaks into a car but finds more than he bargained for. Written, directed, produced and edited by Ryan Ogden.
your silences are like mineView more info
Lauren Vevers explores the transient nature of friendship in your 20s and what it means to leave.
BegView more info
Project H Writers
Looking for HView more info
Looking for H was made by our Project H group led by Squad writer Lydia Marchant in Hull.
During 2017 we worked with writers Jess Lewis, Jodie Eve and Jonah Kensett. When we decided we wanted to make a film and brought in Manchester Squad member and film maker Riley Bramley-Dymond.
After a few evenings of planning and deciding on the individual stories we wanted to tell, we spent a wet July weekend with the team and their friends then Riley went away and weaved them together.