Congratulations to former pupil, Ollie Tunmore, who has just created a three-part HIV awareness documentary entitled Living Positive for the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Ollie left Bishop Luffa in 2015 having studied Media A-level and is now in his final year at Bournemouth University studying Media Production. He worked closely with the Brighton-based charity to create the piece for a graduate project.
The first video focuses on HIV diagnosis, the second on how those on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus to others, and how, in turn, this allows people living with HIV to live a long, healthy and fulfilled life. The final part champions the work of Terrence Higgins Trust, and the advances in science, medicine and societal views towards the topic of HIV and sexual health.
Ollie said: “I pitched the idea to the team and then worked on various alternatives throughout the summer, before concreting an idea, title, cast and carrying out production once returning to Bournemouth to complete my final year of studies. I feel honoured to be working with such an influential and inspiring charity and cannot wait to see the project come to life as it is shared with the world.”
Sue Riley, Positive Voices campaign leader at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “I am so happy to be working with Ollie on this fantastic project, breaking down the stigma against HIV and getting all communities to regularly test is a must. We hope the film will allow people to see that living with HIV is by no means a death sentence any more, and that you can continue to live a full, happy, healthy life.”
You can view all three parts of the documentary here.