11/02/2013 - Presentation @ Holman Fenwick Willan

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As backers of the Healing Hackney Initiative prototype, Holman Fenwick Willan and Thomas Miller wanted those involved in presenting the workshop at the Hackney Picture House and in schools, to be on hand to present to their staff and senior management. The Healing Hackney Initiative is run by Nathanial Levy and supported by the Robert Levy Foundation, Tom Easton Flavasum Trust and The Metropolitan Police.

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They requested the private presentation after hearing about the overwhelming impact the event had on the young people who attended the previous screenings. The compelling feedback reports completed by the youngsters and relayed to both companies helped prompt the request.

Nathanial Levy opened the presentation by explaining how the Initiative came into being. Then Mark One outlined his involvement in Healing Hackney and introduced 'After Effects'. Once the screening was completed the enthralled audience of lawyers posed questions. The Healing Hackney film was then screened and the event was closed with a discussion on the future plans for the programme.

30/01/2013 - Workshop @ Skinners' Academy

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3rd 'Crime Awareness Workshop' - created and organised by Franklyn Edwards in conjunction with the Robert Levy Foundation and supported by the Metropolitan Police - as part of the ongoing feedback sessions from where supporting material for the anti violence programme 'Devastating After Effects' could be sourced.

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Franklyn Edwards created the Crime Awareness Workshop around 'Devastating After Effects', incorporating it into The Skinners' Academy PHSC (Personal Social Health Education) syllabus.

Franklyn Edwards, a member of the Robert Levy Foundation, helped to develop the 'Devastating After Effects' programme for delivery in schools. The workshop was a great success, with 100% engagement feedback from the year seven students and teachers; just as it was in the two previous schools the workshop was held.

21/10/2012 - Workshop @ Mossbourne Community Academy

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2nd 'Crime Awareness Workshop' - created and organised by Franklyn Edwards in conjunction with the Robert Levy Foundation and supported by the Metropolitan Police - as part of the ongoing feedback sessions from where supporting material for the anti violence programme 'Devastating After Effects' could be sourced.

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Franklyn Edwards created the Crime Awareness Workshop around 'Devastating After Effects', incorporating it into the Mossbourne Community Academy PHSC (Personal Social Health Education) syllabus.

Franklyn Edwards, a member of the Robert Levy Foundation, helped to develop the 'Devastating After Effects' programme for delivery in schools. The workshop was a great success, with 100% engagement feedback from the year seven students; just as it was in the previous school the workshop was held.

16/07/2012 - Healing Hackney Week @ Stoke Newington School

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We supported the 'Healing Hackney Initiative' created by Nathanial Levy in conjunction with the Robert Levy Foundation and Tom Easton Flavasum Trust. The Metropolitan Police, Holman Fenwick Willan and Thomas Miller all fully supported the Initiative.

The final workshop was held at Stoke Newington School, to 2-year groups over 2 sessions. We supported Nathanial's Initiative to help make a difference and see if 'Devastating After Effects' would plug into an initiative like Healing Hackney.

We delivered motivational talks and asked the audience to complete feedback forms that helped us assess the effectiveness of 'Devastating After Effects' when working in conjunction with another initiative. We had 100% engagement from the audience and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

09/07/2012 - Healing Hackney Week @ Picture House Hackney

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As part of the ongoing audience feedback sessions to help create the supporting material for the programme 'Devastating After Effects', we supported the 'Healing Hackney Initiative' created by Nathanial Levy in conjunction with the Robert Levy Foundation and Tom Easton Flavasum Trust. The Metropolitan Police, Holman Fenwick Willan and Thomas Miller all fully supported the Initiative.

The Initiative was born out of Nathanial's frustration following a spate of teenage murders in the London Borough of Hackney. Wanting to make a positive change, he put together the Initiative to run over two weeks at the Hackney Picture House.

We supported Nathanial's Initiative to help make a difference and see if 'Devastating After Effects' would plug into an initiative like Healing Hackney. We screened two of our films; 'After Effects' and 'I am who?' alongside the Initiatives' main film 'Healing Hackney', a film about positive, successful residents of Hackney. We had 100% engagement from the audience and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

18/06/2012 - Workshop @ The City Academy

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The 1st 'Crime Awareness Workshop' – created and organised by Franklyn Edwards in conjunction with the Robert Levy Foundation and supported by the Metropolitan Police - as part of the ongoing feedback sessions from where supporting material for the anti violence programme 'Devastating After Effects' could be sourced.

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Franklyn Edwards, a member of the Robert Levy Foundation, helped to develop the 'Devastating After Effects' programme for delivery in schools. Franklyn created the Crime Awareness Workshop around 'Devastating After Effects', incorporating it into The City Academy PHSC (Personal Social Health Education) syllabus. He also incorporated City Safe Zones and Joint Enterprise into the workshop, explaining just how these two entities could work. The workshop was a great success, with 100% engagement feedback from the year seven students.

07/05/2012  - Motivational Talk @ Limelight Film Night

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The Limelight Film Night held at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, East London booked Mark One to deliver a motivational talk about the importance of self-belief and overcoming obstacles to make great films against all odds.

In order to inspire future filmmakers and collect feedback on After Effects, we screened the film and delivered a motivational talk outlining the 6-year journey to make the film and create the supporting material. We also spoke about the impact the film is having on people by ultimately leading to lives being saved on inner city streets.

The presentation was very well received, with audience feedback directly contributing to the development of the 'Devastating After Effects' anti-violence programme.

29/03/2012 - Screening @ Street Life Event - Stratford Circus

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After running pilots at three Community Links Youth Centres, we were invited by Street Life to screen 'After Effects' at their 'Street Life: The Conversation' event, and also be part of a panel discussion made up of MP's social workers and parents that had lost a loved one through acts of violence. We agreed, under the proviso that we could use the screening as part of our ongoing feedback sessions to aid the creation of supporting material for 'Devastating After Effects'.

The event was another overwhelming success, with everyone in the audience talking about the emotional and urgent impact the film had on them. We hope to support Community Links in the future, as the work they do is an example to us all.

16/03/2012 - Workshop @ Life Youth Resource Centre

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Duncan Williams of Life Youth Resource Centre (LYRC) contacted us to deliver a motivational talk to a group of young men that had fallen in with bad company. Having seen 'After Effects' at a previous screening, Duncan asked if I would share the film with the young men so they could see the horrendous impact of the lifestyle they were living.

We agreed to do the talk after speaking with Hillary Thompson, MD of LYRC, on the proviso that it be part of our ongoing feedback sessions to aid the creation of supporting material for 'Devastating After Effects'.

We screened 'After Effects' to the young people and followed with a question and answer session before screening 'I am who?' We then showed examples of Mark One's work and finished with a talk focusing on harnessing a positive perspective while looking for the thing that is most special to them, and investing time into it. The workshop was an overwhelming success, with 100% engagement in the films from all the young men on the course. Their valued feedback helped shape the programme and they left feeling differently about the choices they have in life.

28/02/2012 - Workshop @ The Arc Hub

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After the screening at Play, Grow and Sow youth centre in Stratford, Phillip Bryce-Lennon, Jason Forde and Mark One Group headed over to Canning Town to present at Arc In The Park, another centre run by Community Links.

The teenage audience at Arc In The Park was much older than the Play, Grow and Sow group we had spoken to an hour earlier. They were louder, more self opinionated and very confident which was of interest to us because we wanted to see how they received and reacted to the film and workshop in relation to the younger children.

They were overwhelmed with the presentation and full of questions about the film and our motivation for making it. They gave great feedback and their opinions had changed dramatically during the film's moment of violence. We could see them deep in thought while taking on board the message. This was an invaluable session, contributing greatly to how we create the final 'Devastating After Effects' programme.

28/02/2012 - Workshop @ Play, Sow & Grow

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Following the success of the first test screening with Community Links at Chandos East Hub, Phillip Bryce-Lennon invited us to deliver two more workshops, on the same night, at different Community Links youth centres.

The 1st location was Play, Sow and Grow where we had a much younger audience that seemed just as savvy and intelligent as their older counterparts. They asked testing questions and gave valuable opinions on the presentation, making valuable contributions towards shaping the 'Devastating After Effects' programme.

24/02/2012 - Workshop @ Chandos East Hub

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We met Vicky Torrance at the 'Through Unity' conference following a screening of 'After Effects'. She asked if we would be interested in screening the film as part of a project she was delivering for the Community Links Youth Centres. It made perfect sense to us, as we could once again use the experience to get feedback for the 'Devastating After Effects' programme we have in development - particularly as this would be an effective way of reaching the film's target audience and environment.

Philip Bryce-Lennon from Community Links organised the event at Chados East Hub youth centre in East London - just one of the many they run. We screened After Effects followed by an enthusiastic question and answer feedback session with the young people. We then screened 'I am who?' and finished the talk by telling the audience that they are all special people and must use their lives for positivity and avoid the attractive looking negatives that can take them to very dark places. The workshop was an overwhelming success with 100% engagement and the feedback from these young people helped to shape the programme.

20/10/2011 - Screening @ Through Unity

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Mark One became a founder member of 'Through Unity' during its inception in 2008. The Robert Levy Foundation, Damilola Taylor Trust and Rani King created the organisation as a body to help families in the aftermath of losing a loved one as a result of murder. These groups were instrumental in giving us support and advice in the early days of our journey to make the film 'After Effects' and create the anti violence support material.

Because of our past history, we felt that screening the film at a Through Unity conference was the right thing to do. This particular screening was to an audience who had personal experience of living through the raw emotions portrayed in the film. Their early involvement in the development of 'After Effects' and their unrivalled feedback made this the most important screening to us.

The feedback we received after the event confirmed that the on-screen portrayal of the emotions Mark One had personally experienced, was an apt dramatisation of all they had suffered and continue to suffer. For us, this was overwhelming praise. Knowing we had gone through so many years of people messing us around and constant disappointment in order to bring this to the screen and receive such profoundly moving gratitude from those who have lived it, told us that this was and is the right thing to do.

We are putting together supporting material, based on specific feedback from these screenings, to accompany the film when ready for release and to be used by other organisations as an educational tool.

09/07/2011 - Screening @ Brent Town Hall

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Ms Serwah of BTWSC, contacted us after learning about the anti violence film 'After Effects' and viewing the trailer online. She invited us to the Victims and Witnesses of Crime Conference they were organising in West London and asked us to deliver a five-minute talk about the origins of the film and also screen it during the event.

As this was the first screening to an unsuspecting public audience, we saw it as the first true test of how people would react when watching the film. 'After Effects' was given unyielding support by the visibly shocked and emotionally touched audience who believed in its uncompromising message.

07/07/2011  - BBC Short Film Festival @ Broadcasting House

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Yasmine Holness-Dove, our leading actress in 'After Effects', submitted the film to the BBC Short Film Festival as a member of the BBC Film Club. They judged 'After Effects' against other entries and accepted its submission based on it being pure drama. This was great for the project, as the audience was full of sophisticated film buffs with a critical eye, depth of knowledge and invaluable advice about the films content. Their feedback verified the films message and the power of the media to tell stories to all.

Prior to viewing the film, the BBC audience had no first hand experience or knowledge of the subject matter. After watching the film they all discussed having empathy with the extreme situations, feelings and aftermath that a violent death causes, and marvelled at the way the film portrayed the wider impact of such murders on those left behind.

05/01/2011 - Private Screening @ Red Bee Media

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Mark One had the pleasure of visiting one of his previous employers: Red Bee Media to screen two of his new films; 'After Effects' and 'I am who?' He also delivered a motivational start to the year talk about the importance of pushing the creative boundaries and teamwork. Head of Creative Services Andy Bryant was instrumental in making the screening possible and has pledged Red Bee Media's support in getting 'After Effects' out into the areas affected by knife and gun crime.

A big thank you goes to Natasha Preville, Andy Bryan and Charlie Mawer for making us so welcome and for the incredible, positive feedback.

26/11/2010 - Private Screening @ Soho Hotel

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The private premiere of 'After Effects' and 'I am who?' was held on a cold winter evening in London's Soho. The screening was organised by Mark One Group and from the outset, was truly overwhelming and a great success. The beautiful Soho Hotel, our 100-seat venue in the heart of the West End, was initially booked for an hour but it soon became apparent that one hour was not long enough and an extra two hours would be needed to accommodate the 300 plus people that wanted to see both films.

The Robert Levy Foundation and Tom Easton Flavasum Trust were honoured guests and it was fantastic to have them in attendance during the event. Without their support 'After Effects' would not have been possible. Jahnoi Cranston and his family were also there to see 'I am who?' for the first time. Witnessing the emotionally cinematic way in which Jahnoi's poem was brought to life on the big screen, was an incredible moment for them that surpassed all their expectations.

Everyone readily took onboard the serious message behind 'After Effects', leaving the venue incredibly inspired by all they had heard and seen.

21/09/2010 - Cast & Crew Screening @ The Hospital Club

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We would like to thank the Cast and Crew; who were key in creating the "After Effects" anti gun and knife crime movie. Mark One Group, Flavasum Trust and The Robert Levy Foundation held the first exclusive screening at The Hospital Club; a prestigious venue in London's Covent Garden. We would like to thank The Hospital Club for supporting the event and also Peter Sinclair from the Flavasum Trust for making it possible.

Before the screening, Mark One delivered a serious talk to introduce 'After Effects', setting the scene and background to why the film is so important in today's world. Mark One said, "I am a strong believer in the power of messages delivered through film, as they have influenced the way humans have communicated from the very birth of film. Our youngster's watch a lot of moving images via a variety of platforms including the Internet, TV, mobile phones, i-pods, i-pads, PS3's and XBOX's. A well told anti gun and knife live action film will open up the debate and focus the mind on what we need to do to help bring about a change in our younger generations". Thank you to all the cast and crew that came out for the screening.

BBC London Radio Interviews

Since the private screening of After Effects, we have been invited to comment on a number of social issues by many organisations and groups around the country. These events were held in local schools, churches, youth clubs, community spaces etc. Radio interviews and live phone in responses have also been requested, and in each case we have been asked for our opinions on social issues affecting inner cities across our nation.

Vanessa Feltz Verdict?




Date of Interview: 07/01/10
After Vanessa Feltz saw After Effects, she was overwhelmed by the films truth and realistic visual way in which the anti violence message was relayed to our younger generation. Listen to the interview to hear her response in her own words.

Absence of Adults?




Date of Interview: 31/08/11
Does the absence of adults affect how our children are raised? Vanessa Feltz gets Mark One's take on an issue creating extreme circumstance on our streets.

Does Rehabilitation Work?




Date of Interview: 25/10/11
Nikki Bedi asks Mark One if rehabilitation works with murderers?

Engaging Young People?




Date of Interview: 07/06/12
Nikki Bedi asks Mark One, what are we doing to engage young people in order to keep them active?