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Empowering Communities: Creating Change

Little Big Butterfly make exciting and socially responsible film and drama projects for youth and community groups, empowering individuals to become agents of social change.

We also deliver training facilitated by experienced qualified practitioners with creative arts skills.

A poem about our identity
A group of young people attending Collingwood Arts and Media College school in Morpeth, Northumberland worked with our staff team of a specialist training youth counsellor and artists to create a film expressing what identity means to them through poetry, photography and film. The project is part of our Story Therapy programme, aiming to improve the wellbeing of young people through the Arts.
Jewish Exhibition Film
A film showcasing a local Jewish Exhibition at Newcastle City Library produced during the Covid pandemic in 2020/21 to enable access to the materials whilst the local community was dealing with lock down and isolation.
Scarpa Music Video
Young people from the Scarpa Squad in Newcastle (a Children's Society Project) with support from singer/songwriter Martin Longstaff and our team, created this music video to highlight an issue that they felt was important to them.
Siyyum L'Sefer Torah
A celebratory film for the Newcastle Reform Synagogue and local community, commissioned by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, as the recently restored Czech Torah Scroll is rededicated and completed.
Inspire to Aspire Chapter 3
Inspirational women in the North East share their stories of career successes and challenges.
Inspire to Aspire Chapter 2
Inspirational women in the North East share their stories of career successes and challenges.
Inspire to Aspire Chapter 1
Inspirational women in the North East share their stories of career successes and challenges.
It could have been you
A road safety film written, developed and made with young people from Silx Youth Project in Blyth.
Wish I said Campaign
Commissioned by Tyneside Rape Crises, Wish I said was written by their volunteer activists to raise awareness of speaking out about sexual harassment.
Nowhere to Go. Northumberland
Improving accessible toilets in Northumberland
Not so Grim up North
Investigating the Health and Wellbeing impact of taking part in museum-based projects.
Happy Hearts Beware
A little animation made by the Young Women's Film Academy Saturday Club, supported by Lesley Ann Rose.
Whispers: A film in a day project made as part of Girl Kind 2018. As part of Day of the Girl activities, we were asked once again by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities to work with them on their Girl Kind project and deliver a film in a day opportunity for girls from secondary schools in the region. The girls made a moving film entitled 'Whispers' about the pressures of social media on...
Emotion Commotion
Over the last year we have been delivering the first phase of our unique Story Therapy pilot project in Newcastle, funded by The Big Lottery Awards for All. Young people from Newcastle Bridges School worked with our in house team of counsellors and one of our digital artists exploring their feelings associated with their well being and emotions. This culminated in a beautiful short animation '...
Emotion Commotion
YWFA Lexi, Jo and Amy
The young Womens Film Academy present their latest film exploring abuse in teenage relationships, 'Lexi, Jo and Amy'. The film was commissioned by Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service and funded by The Community Foundation, Police Crime Commissioner and Metro Radio Cash for Kids.
YWFA Chloe
The Young Women's Film Academy in partnership with Gateshead Young Women's Project have made an incredibly moving film based on the theme of Courage and shot on location in Gateshead with support of professional local female film makers. This project was made possible by funding from The Big Lottery.
Blue watch Sunderland - AN INTO FILM Project
A group of young people in Sunderland made a film about Bullying.
Byker YMCA - An INTO FILM Project
A group of young people from Byker YMCA, made a short film about the issues they feel are important in their local community.
The Camel, The Yeti and the Untold Secret
Our latest Drama in the Academy project with Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy, Stockton. The school chose the option of having an accompanying film, it really does speak for itself.
The Mystery of Emily - An INTO Film Project
Children from Year 4 Walkergate Primary School made this 2 minute film with us as part of an INTO Film Project. The children shot the film themselves using the school's green screen and had lots of fun!
North Tyneside Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Film
Children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities talk about the realities of their lives living in North Tyneside.
City Equals Education Health Care Plan Film
Young people from City Equals worked with our creative team including drama worker, script writer and film maker to create their own piece of theatre for an awareness raising event in Sunderland. The piece was then filmed to be used as an educational resource within the local area.
Drama in the Academy Showreel
Drama in the Academy is a unique bespoke theatre residency aimed at Academy Schools in the North East. Offering children and learners an alternative education option has enabled students to gain confidence, skills and be more work ready when leaving school - moving onto education progression in the media and arts sector.
Young Women's Film Academy Showreel
Our fantastic Young Women's Film Academy has big ambitions!
Headliners: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Project
Headliners commissioned us to work with a group of young people from Newcastle Bridges School to produces a film which explores the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Reforms. The film captures the views and experiences of children, young people and their families living in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Stories from our Sisters in Sunderland
This film captures the stories of the women that participated in a heritage and migration project focussed on their journeys to Sunderland from different parts of the world.
A little film with a lot of heart. Zara explores a young girls dream to take a different path...
Rights Here Right Now
Rights Here, Right Now Are a group of young people in Newcastle passionate about raising awareness of issues affecting themselves and other young people with disabilities. This film explores these issues.
Username is an E-safety film made by young people for young people supported by Whitley Bay Partnership of Schools in North Tyneside. Its Ace.
Northumberland Youth Beach Council
Young people from Northumberland, promoting the Youth Beach Council through film. Youth Beach Council Film
Life and Times of the Incas
Life and Times of the Incas is a short film made by children from a primary school in Gateshead, exploring the theme of the Incas as part of a First Light in the Classroom project.
Short film made by young people from Cramlington alternative education programme, exploring crime and consequences.
Torn Together
An emotive short film exploring the mother/daughter relationship in modern Britain as seen and told through the eyes and voices of young female carers aged 12-19. Using music, re-enactments and drama, young women struggle to make sense of their mother’s mental illness and the invisible impact it has on their relationship.
Lizzie’s Story
A collaboration between one of our visual artists Kate Sweeney, Open Clasp Theatre Company and SECOS Recovery Project in Middlesbrough. The project explored prostitution through workshops where women devised and performed scenes that related directly to their own life experiences. The workshops were filmed, animated and edited into this harrowing, beautiful and frank film. lizzies-story
Newcastle Slutwalk
Short film documenting the Newcastle Slutwalk 2011. A response to the worldwide march against victim-blaming that began as a result of a statement made by a member of the Toronto Police that said not to dress like a “Slut”, if you do not want to be raped.
The Beauty Myth
Digital Arts Project, Northumberland Youth Service. Young women explored how images of beauty are manipulated by the media.
Forum Theatre Youth Project
Forum Theatre Youth Project, Newcastle Pupil Referral Unit. Young people explore the theme of conflict using Forum Theatre working with leading Forum Theatre practitioners from Cardboard Citizens.

Latest News

Our successful Story Therapy programme delivered in secondary schools across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland are continuing to help support vulnerable young...
Young people from the Scarpa Squad in Newcastle (a Children's Society Project) with support from singer/songwriter Martin Longstaff and our team, created this...
Little Big Butterfly will be delivering two new exciting courses for those working with young people; The Art of being a teenager and Dealing with Grief and...