I'm back in London for a few weeks for the 2017 Sheffield Docfest. For the past seven months I'm been working on my second feature documentary, the working title of which is '11'. I'll be attending the festival with the rest of the film's team to meet with potential buyers and investors (as well as to hopefully see some great films). The film itself follows a class of children in their first year of secondary school, and is directed by Ed Owles (The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers) and Jaime Taylor (The Secret History of Our Streets); two brilliant filmmakers who spent three years filming the documentary at the Reach Academy school in Feltham, West London.
The first year of secondary school is a pivotal year for many kids, especially those who come from a certain background, and the film examines how this quite unique school deals with the learning and personal problems that these kids have brought with them from their primary schools.