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E…ssential unscripted documentary and telly editing

A…vid editor certified media composer

S…torytelling with a sense of humour to make your audience laugh

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A DREAM DEFERRED

NOW PLAYING APRIL 2021

Film poster for fantasy film 'A Dream Deferred'
Fast freelance video editor and sustainable storytelling.

Sina, (Heather Gillespie) emerges from the earth, after three teenage boys are murdered in SE9.  This short film, A DREAM DEFERRED. Directed by Denise M Semple, is a surreal fantasy feature including 16mm silent footage, undercover police surveillance and recycled news print. All three teens were killed in a spate of racist murders in the 1990s, in the Tudor town of Eltham.  The film is narrated with with spoken word  poetry, classical poetry, and music.

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AUNTY G’S AMAZING ROTI

Poster for Aunty Gs Amazing Roti Show on Amazon Prime Video
Fast freelance video editor and sustainable storytelling.

Amazing cookery show featuring show-stopping caribbbean rotis. Follow along-with simple steps to make delicious caribbean rotis cooked with flair by Aunty G. So you take a sneaky behind-the-scenes peek at Gillian prepping and cooking 55 rotis for her birthday BBQ.

Want to impress a Caribbean love interest? Learn how to make this delicious dish. It’s a twist on the traditional South Asian bread. Caribbean rotis were introduced by indentured labourers brought over from India to work on plantations in the West Indies. Renamed versions of SE Asian bread include; ‘buss-up-shot’, the Trinidadian version of paratha rotis. Literally meaning a busted up shirt! This roti demonstrates a quick Guyanese version of paratha caribbbean rotis.

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DESPERATELY SEEKING GRANDMA ALMA

Poster for feature film Desperately Seeking Grandma Alma shot and edited in west London
Fast freelance video editor and sustainable storytelling.
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Desperately Seeking Grandma… Alma is about, love, memory, identity and ageing. For three decades storyteller Denise M Semple, has recorded conversations and images of loved-ones in the UK and abroad @tidyupmedia

WISDOM FOR OMI SAT ON OUR WALL

Family folklore says supermodel Naomi sat on our wall. She was in love with our neighbour. Allegedly my wise mum, advised her ‘not to chase man’.

The wall Naomi Campbell sat on as a teen in love in west London
The wall a teenage Naomi Campbell allegedly sat on.

THREE SCORE YEARS AND 10

We meet grandma in her 86th year; talking on camera for the first time. We hear stories of her mother and grandmother, and powerful memories of her Catholic faith.

Still image from the film Grandma's Gift
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EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY

There’s a pleasure to be found watching her on screen, listening to her giggling and sharing stories about relatives in the UK and Caribbean. Her authentic pauses convey the peace people experienced around her. The ability to transform a boxful of legacy tapes, films, slides and poems documenting the human condition using words, films, videos, poetry, and photos is available to everyone.

EDIT YOUR OWN FAMILY FILM

Take a trip down memory lane. We’ll walk you through our Memento Movie tips on the first Sunday of the month:

  • October 3rd, 2021
  • November 7th, 2021
  • December 5th, 2021

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TEEN SLAM

stoke newington school teen slam still1. Born to spit (21 mins)

Chance the Rapper’s artistic pop Kevin Coval, performs at the London teen poetry slam final. The winning London team won a trip to Chicago as their prize. US and UK professional poets perform live at the Bloomsbury Theatre,

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2. Where I’m from (26 mins)

Eight schools have a go at winning the Len Garrison, slam trophy. Where will the winners be from?

 

 

3. Where I’m going (21 mins)

Expressing the depths of their millennial minds teens from the inner city London ends of Southwark, Lambeth and Hackney battle to win the 2003 London Teenager Poetry slam. It turns out the winning poem is in this round, will the teams give up, or rise to the challenge.

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THE RHYTHM WRITER

In 2016, I started collating a poetry booklet of my performance poetry, and journal entries written in a creative writing group called the Rhythm Writers. The group gave me a safe space to discover my creativity, and I used Createspace to publish my writing.

Three words -Transatlantic Slave Trade

There’s no quick way to say I’m of African descent, and born in Britain, it’s a bit of a mouthful, and the term Black is not appropriate because as they say “there ain’t no country named ‘Black’ on the map.” Extract from ‘Sailing on Two Boats’, 1993, Hammersmith & Fulham Community History Series No.11

I roast a breadfruit for you

Poetry and illustrations by Onayemi and Denise M Semple, musings from her journals, oral history, meditations and memories to express and impress.

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CAMPAIGNS

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Tidyup Media* is committed to disruptive e-waste/techno trash processes, learning from international apps, and joining sustainable EU networks. We’ll continue to limit the environmental impact of old tapes, film and prints used.

In the past VHS tapes were sent to landfill at a terrible cost to the environment as they contain toxic chemicals. Today zero waste recycling is possible, nothing is sent to landfill, all materials are recycled into new products.

Our campaigns inform people of the ability to recycle VHS video tape which holds many powerful memories, hardware is becoming obsolete and expensive, there are jobs for enterprising people looking for flexible work which does not cost much.

SEARCH ENGINES AND INCLUSIVE AI

We’re campaigning for more inclusive AI data like the stills from the documentary ‘Desperately Seeking Grandma Alma’ to disrupt the lack of ethnic diversity in grandma images search engine results identified by Fei Fei Li in 2016.

70million Grandparents

According to the AARP there are 70 million grandparents: 40.3 million (56%) are grandmothers and 29.3 million (44%) are grandfathers.

“Just type the word grandma in your favourite search engine and you’ll see the bias in pictures returned. You’ll see the race bias. If we’re not aware of the bias of data, we’re going to start creating really problematic issues.”

AI specialist, Fei Fei Li, White House Conference

AI4ALL OPEN LEARNING

Learn about AI FREE with AI4ALL.  Join us in our campaign to lessen techno trash, with a Tidyup Media* App,  and to have more diverse grandmas in search engine results.