Superheroes Wear Hoodies is a stunning short film from rising star, Jason Osborne. It is also part of the Diverse Film Fund, which was funded and supported by Together TV.

Catch it first on Together TV, Tuesday 5th October 2021 at 7 pm.

About Superheroes Wear Hoodies

three rise 365 youth workers stand behind a film camera

In March 2020, Rise 365 a black run organisation based in the Kingsmead estate in Hackney, East London, initiated a food response programme to support those who had been affected most by the pandemic. Their efforts have seen them distribute over 30,000 hot meals to date and distribute bags of food to up to 300 households each weekend. This isn’t a council led operation, but a grass roots organisation led by Joyclen Buffong who has worked with young people for over 18 years, alongside a small band of young leaders who have banded together to make a difference to their community when it was needed the most. But they have done much more than just feed their community. They have changed the narrative perceived and perpetuated by others of young black boys and girls from their estate, proving that superheroes do indeed wear hoodies.

Jason Osborne

Joyclen from Rise 365 with director Jason Osborne

East London born Jason recently abandoned the corporate world to pursue a career in filmmaking. Having started his career in the music industry, returning to the creative and collaborative world of film felt like a natural fit.

A huge believer of narrative acting as the driving force of our believes and decision making, Jason is passionate about the increase of underrepresented stories on screen and in reframing the portrayal of these underrepresented groups. As such, his filmmaking debut and only film to date was an unofficial music video which dealt with the narrative of physical disability and intimacy.

Jason comments...“We’re all influenced by the stories we see and are told. One-dimensional stereotypes alone provide false narratives that serve our biases.”

Jason is an inaugural recipient of the Netflix Documentary Fund and is developing a short documentary for the platform which is to be released in 2022.

 

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Jocelyn from RISE 365 behind a camera for Superheroes Wear Hoodies 

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