Grittynews

    2016

    Gritty radio

    Inside Citizens Advice (working title)

    Following the people who bring their problems to Bridgend Citizens Advice bureau this 3 part series reveals a very human angle to issues we usually hear discussed second-hand by politicians and campaigners.

    Broadcast: September 2016

    Gritty in production

    Strangers in a Strange Land? (working title)

    A powerful 3 part observational documentary for BBC Wales following the plight of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, struggling to adapt to life in Wales.

    Broadcast: November 2016

    Cardiff Living on the Streets

    With numbers of people sleeping rough on Cardiff’s streets and Wales in the grip of Welfare Reform that some say will create more homelessness, services are being stretched to the limit. It has never been timelier to revisit the compelling and heart-breaking stories of homelessness.

    Broadcast: November 2016

    2015

    Gritty radio

    HOMELESS AT CHRISTMAS

    Tracy Harris returns to her home town of Swansea to find out what happened to the homeless people she and Chris filmed 5 years ago. For Christmas 2015 Radio Wales

    Gritty documentary

    BATTLING WITH BENEFITS

    As changes to benefits and tighter rules are hitting people hard, this 3 part series follows the stories of some of Societies most vulnerable people surviving on low incomes. Some also have serious health problems and are having to cope with reduced disability benefits and the bedroom tax. The series also reveals how voluntary organisations like the Citizen’s Advice Bureau have become in-undated with people who need help in order to find their way through an increasingly complex benefits system, in order to get basic support.

    For BBC Wales to be shown in 2016.

    SELLING SEX TO SURVIVE

    Delving into an underground world of women who have little choice other than to sell themselves. Film-makers Chris Rushton and Tracy Harris reveal the harsh reality of life for prostitutes in the brothels and on the streets of Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. BBC1 Wales

    Gritty development

    • MAN DESERTS
    • FORGOTTEN TUNNELS OF BRITAIN
    • COMBAT WOMEN
    • HIGH STREET BLUES
    • REHAB OR DIE
    • A CENTURY OF SEX
    • GRAND DECLINES

    Gritty consultancy

    WILDMILL YOUTH

    We were commissioned by Communities First, Bridgend, to undertake a consultancy in Wildmill, one the most deprived estates in South Wales. We used video to record the aspirations of young people who rarely get their voice heard and produced a report.

    2014

    Gritty guest speakers

    NATIONAL CONFERENCE, COMMUNITIES FIRST

    Tracy and Chris’s heart-felt conference presentation explored the realities of engaging with some of Wales's most disenfranchised groups. It offered a unique insight into how we build relationships and tell stories on film of those who rarely have a voice.

    Gritty theatre/multi-media project

    TOP TRAMPS

    A 2 week theatre project in collaboration with homeless people some of whom had appeared in Swansea: Living on the Streets working alongside musicians and trained actors. Produced in association with National Theatre Wales.

    Gritty press

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/11/film-makers-document-rough-sleepers-swansea

    2013

    Gritty Nomination

    BAFTA Cymru for Swansea: Living on the Street

    Links to BBC web pages SWANSEA: BACK ON THE STREETS produced & directed by Tracy Harris and Chris Rushton / Mentorn Cymru

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0191wqg

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/posts/Swansea-Back-On-The-Streets-Chris-story

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/authors/Tracy_Harris