Chocolate Films Project
1000 Londoners is a unique digital portrait of our city.
It offers an insight into the lives of 1000 people who consider themselves to be Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions.
Each week, a profile of a Londoner is posted on the home page. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their own personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life.
During that week, the profile will be publicised using social and traditional media.
At the start of a new week at midnight GMT, the home page changes to show the profile of a brand new Londoner. All the profiles are archived into a searchable online gallery of Londoners, so have fun with your searches!
The profiles are created in three ways:
- Professional productions by filmmakers from Chocolate Films
- Workshops with youth and community groups
- Themed open submissions and competitions
The aim of the project is to improve understanding and community cohesion by enabling Londoners to learn more about the people who share their city. We want Londoners to make films about each other and, by so doing, investigate the sheer variety of people around them.
This is a multiple-year project that involves a wide range of partners and supporters. Funders and overall project partners include: City Bridge Trust, the Newcomen Collett Foundation, The London Transport Museum, the London Borough of Southwark, the London Borough of Wandsworth and The British Library.
Now go and have fun dipping into someone else’s world!
Goals & Aims1000 Londoners aims to paint a colourful, detailed and all-encompasssing portrait of a city in a way that has never been done before. Community cohesion and understanding are at the heart of the project. We hope that the films will reveal unknown facets of the city to viewers and encourage them to go out and experience other parts of the city. Through our community learning and engagement, we hope that Londoners will meet people from other parts of the city and discover more about the people around them.
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Produced By Chocolate Films
1000 Londoners is produced by South London based video production company Chocolate Films
Chocolate Films produces films for a wide range of commercial and charity clients. Our clients include Tate, The Science Museum, The Institute of Directors and The National Autistic Society.
Chocolate Films produces long-form documentaries for cinema, broadcast and online.
Chocolate Films is a social enterprise and all profits from the commercial side of the company support our community and educational projects. Each year we work with over 2500 children and young people across London, to encourage them to create their own films.