Who, what, where and how
Sassy Isle of Wight is a Community Interest Company that strives to connect diverse communities through a combination of film and creative activities and events. This company was established in August 2019 with an official launch on November 9th 2019.
We work predominantly with small businesses, local projects and community organisations on the Isle of Wight and South Coast, helping people to make films that tell their story.
We also run and develop creative projects that bring people together.
We specialise in getting those who don't usually take the limelight, to speak out about their experiences. People talk to us and we listen!
Sassy Productions is the name we use when we produce films for promotion. Lucy & Sandy have worked under the name Sassy Productions since 2005.
We work on the Isle of Wight, Southampton, Portsmouth & Southsea, with voluntary sector organisations, community groups, social enterprises and small businesses to make films that will get you noticed; show funders how their money has been spent; highlight outcomes; show engagement with the public; and evaluation, demonstrating your impact in an accessible and inclusive way.
Sassy Productions offer in house training for those who would like to make their own films or extend their use of video for capturing outputs and demonstrating outcomes or sharing a message and call to action.
We have made the decision to do most of our filming on phones as the general public are very familiar a with these and comfortable in their presence. We find this leads to a more relaxed and representative capturing of interviews and events.
Sassy Isle of Wight is still in its infancy with regards to its creative projects and we welcome any feedback or suggestions for future projects.
To find out more about who is involved, see below!
MA Communications in Computing
BSc Psychology (Hons) 2:1
Film Maker and Creative Thinker with over 12 Years film making experience.
The majority of my working life has been spent in the voluntary sector: making home visits, running workshops, listening to people, evaluating projects, planning events & activities and generally inspiring others to make changes or take action.
I was a founding member of the Isle of Wight Film Network and was on the selection panel for the Isle of Wight Film Festival.
I have co-facilitated documentary film making courses and run introductory workshops on using mobile phones for video production.
I have an ongoing interest in health and have completed courses in Understanding Health Improvement and Mental Health First Aid (Youth).
I have volunteered with the NHS as a Health Buddy and Champion and for Saneline as a telephone counsellor.
I am an Affiliated Partner for Research and Implementation and a Theme Champion and member of the Wessex Involvement in Service Research & Delivery Group and the Wessex Public Involvement Network. I am on the management Board for the PALS study and Wessex PIN.
I have been film editing since 2006. I have worked on projects ranging from events, documentaries, promotions and evaluations, using both my own footage and that of others.
I enjoy telling a story through film, and believe film can be a powerful medium to create a feeling, emotion about a project that can't be done in any other way. Its a really powerfull way to tell a story
I come from an artistic background, having trained in the nineties as a furniture designer and restorer.
I have always loved photography so the move to the moving image was a natural one.
I also work as an artist and designer for Seabell Artisan
After teaching for 25 years in Primary and Middle Schools on the Isle of WIght, I am now delighted to be part of the Sassy team.
I have long felt the benefits of being part of community groups on my mental health; being a member of Solent Netball Club and also a keen parkrunner and parkrun volunteer. It is however, only more recently that I have seen the real benefits of creativity on well being and mental health.
I am passionate about helping other people realise these benefits by helping them connect creatively.