PRESS RELEASE: Social enterprise film company wins NHS Scotland preferred supplier status
NHS Scotland has picked Social Enterprise film production company mediaco-op a preferred supplier of films for DVD and the web.
mediaco-op is an award-winning Social Enterprise and workers co-operative based in Glasgow, making high-quality content for social enterprises, charities, co-operatives and the public sector, as well as TV documentaries on social issues. The NHS Scotland selection is based on a rigorous assessment of mediaco-op’s quality and value for money.
mediaco-op’s Louise Scott said "Going head-to-head with 120 commercial production companies from all over the UK, we’re very proud that the NHS chose our ethical and values-based workers co-operative as one of their three preferred suppliers. We’re the only Social Enterprise to make it through NHS Scotland’s highly competitive selection process."
In the same week, mediaco-op’s ‘Courage’, a participatory short film for the Scottish Refugee Council, screens at over 50 venues in Scotland. ‘Courage features two Glasgow refugees: an 85-yr-old Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany and a 21-yr-old basketball-player from Congo. The film has had a rapturous reception:
"My congratulations to the makers of ‘Courage’ – a powerful and moving film." Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister
"Beautiful. A two-minute movie poem." Mark Cousins, film critic
"Excellent, surprising, and confounds expectations" Alison Peebles, actor and director
"Please watch this" Janice Forsyth, BBC Movie Café
‘Courage’ screens at the prestigious Edinburgh Film Festival, along with and mediaco-op’s new animation "Mikey and Jools Keep Safe". Produced for Scottish Womens Aid, and written by Martin Macardie (‘Shameless’, ‘River City’), mediaco-op’s 5-min animation helps teach children to keep safe in homes where there’s domestic abuse.