Doc shows work by Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust in run up to Commonwealth Games

Strike a Change Cyrille Regis Shoot The Company

Shoot The Company has produced a feature length documentary film for the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust’s Strike a Change programme.

Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the documentary features six students from the Strike a Change mentoring programme who speak to their parents or a member of the community from a Commonwealth country. The students learn about their cultural background as well as what the Commonwealth and the Games mean to them.

The Strike a Change mentoring programme is the inaugural initiative of the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust and is set up by members of Regis’ family to continue the great community work he was involved in. Strike a Change is a unique collaboration between all six West Midland’s Football Club Foundations and is targeted at young people who are considered  disengaged in school or within their community.

Part of the film was shown on BBC Midlands Today last month to celebrate Windrush Day, with the full film now released across social media and on the six West Midlands Football Foundation websites. On 23rd July, the film will also be shown to this year’s Strike a Change cohort, along with a talk from Stuart Lawrence, brother to Stephen Lawrence.

Simone Stewart, assistant producer at Shoot the Company, said: “It was a pleasure to direct and produce this film with Shoot the Company that captured the essence of the young people on the Strike a Change programme. As a Wolverhampton native with Jamaican heritage it was important for me explore if the students felt proud of where they live and their own family heritage. It’s an exciting period for the West Midlands as Birmingham host the Commonwealth Games for the first time and an experience the students won’t forget.”