Who are we?
Catch21 is a charitable production company set up in 2005 by a group of students at the University of Hull which produces videos to help engage young people with their communities. Our charity work is funded by the profits of our film making workshops and commercial arm Catch Creative which offers full scale video production and video PR services and this makes us a social enterprise.
Why do we care?
Catch21 believes in democracy and community. The problem as we see it is that for democracy to function properly, everyone needs to have the same level of information. However due to inability, apathy and inaccessibility this is not always the case. Our aim is to remedy these factors by providing the access and information to participate and by empowering young people to make them feel a part of their communities through video.
How do we do this?
We are a platform for young people with content produced by them.
Our blog gives young people aged 18-25 a voice, providing a forum where they can express their opinion and have their say on issues that they feel passionately about.
As a production company, we are able to use our expertise to host and produce a number of videos. From Uni-Q, where we give young people the chance to debate directly with politicians in a Question Time-style format, to i-MP where we have connected young people with politicians by via video diaries of MPs on topics that directly concern the youth of this country.
Our most recent project was the mass video campaign called #EU4U which enabled young people to submit videos from across the UK in order to raise awareness of the MEP elections in May 2014 as well as the Scotland 2014 Referendum project which featured videos for and against plus an overview video.
We train up every young person who works with us in house to be able to make the videos that you see on our site.
The C21 Board of Directors / Trustees:
- Alex Sergent – Director and Trustee
- Susanne Caarls – Director and Trustee
- David Collingbourne – Director and Trustee
- Alex Sergent – C.E.O. – firstname.lastname@example.org – Twitter – LinkedIn
- Henry Scriven – Creative Director – email@example.com – Twitter – LinkedIn
Catch21 now accept secure Paypal donations
As Catch21 is a charitable organisation we are always looking for donations to help us continue our work. If you would like to help us then please feel free to make a donation any time by either writing a cheque made payable to ‘Catch21 Productions Limited’ and sending it to one of our addresses or by making a BACS payment directly from your bank account to ours. If you contact us directly via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org we can then send you our details.