Here.Us.Now. is the fruit of a year-long investigation to hear the voices of people living on three London housing estates.  The film series looks at the role social housing now plays in modern-day London. Actors with experience of homelessness listen to the real voices of social housing residents, and speak their words out loud – on occasion watched over by the residents themselves. Filmed with a beautiful, humane eye by director Dorothy Allen-Pickard, the films are often funny, sometimes uncanny, and reveal the joys, the challenges, and the importance of social housing to a thriving capital city.

Directed by Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Produced in association with Shoot Media
Funded by L&Q Foundation

Behind The Scenes

Find out more about the process of creating these films, the themes behind them, and the stories of the residents and actors in our Behind The Scenes series of videos.

Behind the scenes videos produced by Shoot Media.