We are a three-piece film crew currently in production of our grad documentary; aiming to document this sudden 'new wave' of punk music - exploring why it's back; what it sounds like; what it looks like; what the artists are trying to say and how the genre tackles social issues such as the climb in mental health problems in young people, political injustice, racism, mysogyny, homophobia, etc.
Circulating the film around the Welsh punk-influecned band CHROMA, we want to delve deep into the minds of these three band members, find out what punk means to them, how it helps them do what they love and how it allows them to display their anger for the world they live in in a safe way, allowing people to identify with their music and hopefully making a change to society.
The concert we want to put on will be held in the Moon Club in Cardiff, and all profit made from the gig will be donated to the Manon Foundation. This foundation was created aid of the family of Manon Jones, a 16 year old girl who sadly took her own life last year in March. She herself was a huge music fan, always going to concerts and gigs. Last year a gig was put on in Clwb Ifor Bach to raise money for this foundation, and we aim to put on another. The money will go towards the family creating a secluded and peaceful building immersed in nature, where people who suffer with mental health issues can come to escape for a while. The absence of a hospital environment will allow these people to feel free and able to feel like a person, and not just a patient.
We have also got our hands on an incredible animator, Samantha Vincent, who will be animating a scene in our documentary, showing the evolution of punk music, compatring that with what it is and what it means today. She will also be designing posters which will be sold at the upcoming concert, all of which profits will be donated to the Foundation.