Research project video

One of a series of films produced to showcase the findings of the 2 year Older Men at the Margins (OMAM) project from the University of Bristol and Age UK.

The study looked at loneliness in under-reported groups of older men, using anonymous interviews to gather research data. With such a sensitive topic, our pre-production consisted of long telephone chats to find out the men's stories and see if they were happy to appear on camera. Key interviews were then set against the background of the workshops in which the research team outlined their findings to groups of participants and relevant service providers.

As with many of our projects, we also delivered still images taken from 4K video grabs and a series of short, snippet films for social media. We also produced a 15 mins audio discussion podcast.

'Hamish, Penny and the crew at Beeston Media produced an amazing series of digital films that brought our research findings to life and helped disseminate key messages to a wide audience beyond academia. Their rapport with members of the public put contributors at ease and helped bring out insightful messages from all contributors. Easy to work with, quick to respond and always prepared to bring a new and creative perspective on our work together – it was an open, honest and, most importantly, enjoyable collaboration, beginning to end.'

Dr Paul Willis, Principal Investigator, OMAM

You can find out more and see the other main films on the Age UK project web page.