Tiger Monkey uses film as a way of making digital stories with children, young people and adults. From animation to documentaries, from horror and zombie stories to commissions from local authorities and the NHS. Director Emma Ghafur devised her own toolkit and training course about drama into film funded by The Gulbenkian Foundation and toured the country with it.
Associate artists include film-makers, editors and professional writer/directors who have worked with NBC News, Netflix and Sky TV. Tiger Monkey has run successful film academies as part of the Enfield Summer Uni and used film-making as a tool for positive change within the Summer Arts Colleges in Thurrock, Walthamstow and Harrow.
Commissions by organisations to make promotional and educational films have included: NHS Hertfordshire to train staff , NHS Barnet & Enfield to promote Talking Mats, Almedia Theatre, Young Carers in Herts, Sadlers Wells and Holmesdale Tunnel.
There and Back Again
A partnership programme working with Olive Branch Arts and pupils from Chace Community School. This film documents the creative process between Enfield pupils and women from the Western Sahara refugee camp where Olive Branch works on an annual basis. This film was made by associate artist Frena Russom for Tiger Monkey UK.
Tiger Monkey has been working with Every Parent and Child in Enfield supporting targeted pupils on their Starfish Literacy programme to bring their ideas and stories to life via film.
Forty Hall Launch
Tiger Monkey was commissioned by Forty Hall to film the re-launch opening of the house after Heritage Lottery funding re-furbishments. Working with a group of emerging artists 'Tiger Monkey Gold Crew' filmed and edited this short documentary filmed on the opening weekend.
Edmonton Community Partnership supported an Awards for All funded programme 'ARTiculate' working with nine Edmonton primary schools. Exploring the theme of 'Our Community' as an inter-generational and mixed aged group project via animation, set building and film.