Gorm Media This is Them – Pauline Dunne; Blessing Dada; Charlie Mullowney. Pictures: Ross Flaherty & Conor Owens
Online pilot series This is Them launched by digital media platform Gorm Media
Gorm Media is delighted to present This is “Them”, an online series that sees through the lens of people from 5 different backgrounds in Ireland, taking place across 5 weeks on Youtube Premiere from October 25 – November 22 2021.
Gorm Media is an impact focused digital media platform that curates common ground through conversations that matter. Their mission is to spark a movement of unity and shared understanding through high quality digital media that captures the nuances, stories and experiences of our community.
In a new innovative approach to digital media, This is “Them” takes 16 Gen Zs and Millennials aged 18-35 from various communities who will be answering the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Shot in the Belltable Hub in Limerick City and starting from the October 25 2021 to November 22 2021, Gorm will deliver the online series to debunk stereotypes, answers your awkward questions and adds nuance to the experiences of young Autistic Women, Muslim Women, People with Mixed-Heritages, Black People & Queer Men.
Streaming free on Youtube Premiere, we encourage those both within and outside these community groups to join in understanding the experience of those taking part in the series and ask more questions. We believe that in open communication, transformation can happen if we see each other for who we all fundamentally are, humans worthy of dignity and respect.
To produce this pilot, Gorm has partnered with Klink Studios and was partially funded by the UL Foundation Social Innovation Award.
Speaking about the pilot, Mamobo Ogoro, Founder of Gorm Media said “We are so excited to finally release our long awaited pilot project. As a social psychologist, a lot of the work I do engages with diverse communities however I saw a gap in the intercultural/intergroup engagement in Ireland. Therefore, with a breath of curiosity, conversation & creativity, This is “Them” highlights a fresh, fun, diverse, accessible, and exciting way to engage with the Ireland of today, and show that there is always more to “Them”. ”
Kingsley Ogoro, CEO of Klink Studios said “We are so thrilled to support the launch of This is “Them” by Gorm Media. As leaders in the African Film/TV industry, one of our core objectives is to present to a global audience modern on-screen representations of Africans (and other diverse communities). This project is a step towards that direction.”
Gillian Fenton, Marketing and Development Manager with Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable said “We are so delighted to support Gorm Media with this fantastic initiative. As part of Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable’s new Strategic Plan 2021-2025 “diversity” is one of our main key pillars. We feel this pilot programme is important for Limerick audiences to have access to and engage with. The Belltable Hub is a perfect city centre space to enable artists to come together to create work like This is “Them” and we hope Gorm Media will continue to work with us in the future.”
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Get ready for This is "Them", premiering on Youtube on Oct 25th at 6pm GMT.
— Gorm Media (@GormMedia) October 20, 2021