Fast Forward Films

Changetree and Psychotherapy Devon also produces Fast Forward Films a therapeutic participatory video approach to film production.

For the past seven years we have been producing therapeutic training videos and podcasts for the Association of Family Therapy and for leading international couple and systemic family therapy practitioners.

Production teams, made up of project participants, are trained onsite and are supported throughout to share insight and understanding of the issues they face.

The video making process alongside a skilled psychotherapist  provides a unique subjective and objective focus. Stepping back and zooming In to problems and issues enables insight and shared meaning.  

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MInistry of Justice IDAP programme samples. Camera J Lawrence

We have been developing engaging and life changing films for a range of different people, including Ministry of Justice, youth justice groups, domestic violence programmes, homeless groups and 3rd sector charities.

“Fast Forward Films have recently worked with our organisation to produce 4 films. Those participating in the project were deeply moved and challenged to consider their individual experience. The films portray their message in an artful and captivating manner that has positively impacted the intended audience —  I highly recommend Martin for his extremely creative film work and the use of this medium to explore the human experience as an individual and society. He is a truly gifted, caring and professional individual.” M.M Emmaus. Linkedin recommendation

The work combines professional film training and production with an empowering and enabling evidence based approach. Finished projects are sensitive, powerful and professional.

“As a result of our appraisal here at  I believe  the work is worthwhile and valuable worthy of further development. Many of the young participants believed that the project was relevant, appropriate and informative. Facilitation of the project  was undertaken in a professional and safe manner. “

 Darren Hinder Senior Psychologist. HMP & YOI Ashfield 

“My life has been a pretty bad. Making this film has allowed me see that I do have something of real value to give back to society and I’m not just worthless. I hope that my message makes a difference even to one person”

Tim. Young people’s project. S W.

The Art of Being oneself

Themes in Art

After seeing the work of three Devon-based expressive artists James Tatum, Mary Gillett and Simon RIbley at the 2015/16 Doddiscombsleigh Arts show the Martin invited the artist to take part in the production of a 30 minute film about their work.

Three main areas of focus are

  • Identity
  • Meaning
  • Process

The project identified thematic similarities and differences. The resulting video is a small insight into the core identity of successful independent  artists in Devon.

The Video can be found at the link here 

If you are interested in discussing a similar project please call Martin on 07946 765580

Click here for a Sample of Social Action Project Emmaus

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