Barcroft Studios has produced a new strand of factual shorts to run across Channel 4’s digital platforms, featuring the voices and views of young people living across the UK today.
The films are aimed at giving a “stage to a diverse host of voices, tackling edgy and provocative topics in a series of unique formats.”
The films will go up on Facebook and YouTube and include the following titles:
• Fix Up
From some of the loudest and best-loved barbers and beauty salons, Fix Up is a debate show tackling Britain’s most talked about topics, including knife crime, cosmetic surgery, abortion and sex and relationships.
• Flawless Inspirational transformation series where young contributors with body or facial differences meet up-and-coming artists to work through their body confidence issues by having their portrait painted.
• Feeling Sixteen What is it really like to be sixteen in 2019? Fifteen British teens give their take on the most important issues facing young people today; from climate change and money to falling in love.
• Behind the Mask Masked contributors show us their strange and often illegal secret lives – including a guerrilla gardener growing cannabis on disused land as he harvests large bags of weed at a secret British location.
• This Is Not Porn The series that answers the questions you couldn’t ask in sex education and won’t learn from watching porn. Sex vloggers, podcasters, and strippers answer questions on a series of topics.
Nicola Brown, Commissioning Editor said: We are thrilled to announce this new factual digital strand, showcasing a range of fresh & distinctive young voices. Packed full of personality, these are bold, inspiring and thought-provoking films”.
Barcroft Studios CEO Sam Barcroft said: “It’s great to be making video that resonates with young people where they spend so much of their time – on their phones. This is original factual content that features young, diverse Brits telling their very own true stories.”