Last year I selected to join Reframed Team to take part in a project that looked at the challenges faced by people in the city of Birmingham in what was the first lockdown.
I wanted to see and look at how small businesses in the inner city areas coped and managed through what was the early stages of the pandemic. A lot of these business are run by families and English may not be there first language. Many of them where left to their own devices, implementing their own action plans to combat the virus whilst making sure they created a safe working environment.
In 2020 I had been working for a company within the Automotive industry. Many meetings involving managers and business partners took part. Action plans and directives were made and implemented through the company family, very different to the corner shop run my mom and dad.
The New Art Exchange commissioned me to make a short film looking at this.