Matthew Nesbeth is a self shooting Director/Producer with a social conscience. He is strong believer that films and media can help inspire and change the way we think about things. Here’s why he has made four short films about Big Issue vendors.
“I first approached the Big Issue after meeting several of the vendors and staff at a bonfire night event in Bath last year. Afterward, I thought it would be a great idea to volunteer my services as a filmmaker. I had a growing interest in projects about the social environment and above all people from all walks of life, so I figured this would be a good starting point.
It’s been a real privilege to have been given the opportunity to work with the vendors, who gave me their precious time to film them whilst out on pitch. I also can’t forget the Big Issue staff, especially Sam and volunteer Diana, who helped shape ideas and bridge the gap between myself and the contributors.
My knowledge on the Big Issue and its vendors have widened since getting involved. Admittedly I shared some of the common misconceptions still thought by many of the general public; spending time with The Big Issue educated me.