I’m Mette. A Danish-born, London-based documentary filmmaker currently developing a project about the Robin Hood Co-op.
The overall idea is to follow the teams progress until the launch of Robin Hood Unlimited while exploring some of the social, political and economic issues it seeks to address through the personal stories of people within the network. This excites me because most documentaries dealing with the financial system are journalistic exposes dryly analysing the problems in hindsight, whereas this is a rare chance to follow a developing story with a positive angle… which also means it has the potential to reach a very different audience.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the weird and wonderful people of Sherwood, and I’m inspired by the mischievous DIY attitude as well as the inclusive inter-disciplinary approach. With a background in anthropology I’m generally interested in how societies are organised around value systems, and how these can be altered through creativity and technology. My last film, Hip Hop Hijabis, had a similar David vs Goliath theme though applied to a very different topic, – two Muslim converts promoting women’s rights through Hip Hop.
I’m working with the production company Banyak Films, who recently did a 6-part series called Rebel Geeks that may be of interest to some of you. We’re very open to fostering collaborations, new opportunities and miscellaneous chit-chat so do get in touch if you’d like to find out more, see the taster tape… or get involved. There’s lots to do. First up, fundraising!
I tweet randomly @MetteMorph