Create Not Hate Channels Notting Hill Carnival Spirit with Debut Work from Under-Represented Talent

The first work from Trevor Robinson’s Create Not Hate initiative will be premiered to coincide with the Notting Hill Carnival weekend. Two films will be premiered in a cinema at the heart of the Carnival route on the Friday 28th August as part of a multi-media campaign that includes digital display, press, posters, t-shirts and face masks. The films will be live streamed from the cinema by Lively agency –

Carnival is cancelled this year, but the world-famous street party’s spirit of protest, anti-racism and fellowship is honoured by new creative work from under-represented young talent in the capital, all inspired by the personal stories of racism and racial profiling experienced by the young people involved. 

Create Not Hate participants have been coached by leading figures from advertising, TV, film, design and digital, as part of the Quiet Storm founder’s drive to give young, marginalised people in London a pathway to jobs in the creative and media industries, and to bring about real social change. 

Two short films, with the theme, “That’s not Me,” were the idea of Emmanuel, 17, from Camberwell, and were made with help from Quiet Storm. Together they aim to change people’s perceptions of race by countering negative assumptions, with references spanning everything from Shakespeare to the medical profession. 

Also on view at the launch, will be Create Not Hate T-shirts, designed by Merton 17-year-olds Lilo and Keiran and Hammersmith 13-year-olds Anis and Santonio, with help from London creative agency Exposure. 

A series of posters, ‘The Little Things Build Up,’ will also be unveiled at the launch. They were designed by Merton 16-year-olds Raphael and Jaiden alongside Hammersmith Jenelle, Princess & Oshea, which will be displayed along the route Carnival would usually take. 

Gabriel, a 16-year-old from Merton, has worked with agency Havas to create a series of “We are all human” face masks, illustrated by Chris Medford from the School of Communications Arts, to send the message that we are all the same under the skin. 

The films are part of a multi-media effort that will include posters, t-shirts, digital display, press ads and face masks, all to be debuted over the bank holiday weekend. Thanks to extensive media support, the work will appear in Metro, Time Out, The Daily Mail, on Spotify, prime poster sites in and around the Carnival route by Jack Arts, and Clear Channel and Posterscope for the Westway Tower – all secured for free thanks to Total Media. 

Further work, to be debuted during Black History Month in October, will include projects developed in partnership with agencies Ridley Scott Creative Group, Red Brick Road and The Mill. 

Create Not Hate chose to launch around Notting Hill Carnival as a way to build on the momentum around #BlackLivesMatter that came out of the tragic death of George Floyd in the US, and to draw attention to current headlines about police racially profiling black people here in the UK. 

The launch also follows a new survey that found four out of five black Britons fear the police and criminal justice system are biased against them, though most agree that racism is not systemic within the police force and is down to a few individuals – though it can certainly feel systemic for black people who are so frequently at the rough end of it. 

Robinson said: ““Thirteen years ago, I launched ‘Create Not Hate’ to open the eyes of black inner-city school kids to their creative potential. Fast forward to 2020 and, while much has changed, much still hasn’t. Profound inequalities in society, as well as the issue of the lack of diverse talent being fully utilised in our particular industry, remain unresolved.

“This time around, the ambition is bigger: to involve more young people from more schools and communities; more mentors from across the creative and media industries; and to secure proper funding to create a programme of activity and support that is both inspiring, for all involved, and – critically – self-funding.”

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Lead agency:Create Not Hate / Quiet Storm 
Creative & Producer:Quiet Storm 
Partner agencies & Mentors:Exposure, Havas, Engine, RSA, Red Brick Road & Love or Fear
Youth outreach:Debate Mate, Masbro Youth Centre & Merton Council 
Event production & live streaming:Lively agency 
Event management:Wholehearted Events
Post production:Quiet Storm & The Mill 
Film Audio:Massive Music
Media placement:Total Media
Media Partners: Spotify, TimeOut, The Daily Mail, Metro Media, Verizon Media, Clear Channel, Jack, Picnic, Posterscope & Good-loop


THAT’S NOT ME – Short films 
Idea Creator/ Co-director:                             Emmanuel Areoye  – Debate Mate Youth Program 
Creative Director:Trevor Robinson OBE  – Create Not Hate / Quiet Storm
Leadership:Trevor Robinson OBE & Rania Robinson  – Quiet Storm 
Creative: Seb Jamous & Harry Iddon  – Quiet Storm 
Producer:Alex Azis & Emily Wolley – Quiet Storm 
Editor:Dave Owen – Quiet Storm 
Project Management: Summer Rozenbroek & Chris Muirhead-Hernandez – Quiet Storm
Planner:Anna Coscia – Quiet Storm
Youth Outreach:Joe O’Toole & Kristian Radcliffe – Debate Mate
DOP:Ian Murray 
Actors: Samuel Kyi, Romario Simpson, Montal Douglas, Joanne B, Raymond Bethley, George Owusu-Afriyie & Bony Foncesa
Mentor: Marley Muirhead – School of Communications Arts
THAT’S NOT ME – T-shirts  
Idea Creator:Anis Yahiaoui & Santonio Sinclair – Masbro Youth ProgramLilo Jones & Kieran Charles-Chase  – Merton Council
Creative Director:Trevor Robinson OBE  – Create Not Hate / Quiet Storm
Leadership: Priyesh Shah & Raoul Shah – Exposure 
Designer:Brian Lowe – Exposure
Digital Assistance:Sophie Boyd – Exposure
Project management:Ilana Young & Dan Somner – Exposure
Summer Rozenbroek & Chris Muirhead-Hernandez – Quiet Storm
Mentor:Michael Arthey & Billel Labjaoui – Engine 
Idea Creator:Princess Fuller, Jennelle Fuller & Oshea Rumball – Masbro Youth Program Jaiden Chang & Raphael Azoba– Merton Youth Program 
Creative Director:Trevor Robinson OBE  – Create Not Hate / Quiet Storm
Creative:Seb Jamous & Harry Iddon  – Quiet Storm
Project management:Stuart Crossman – Quiet Storm
Mentor:Chris Medford – School of Communications ArtsDave Dye – Creative Director
Organiser:Vicki Maguire – Havas
Creative Director:Trevor Robinson OBE  – Create Not Hate / Quiet Storm
Creative: Chris Medford – School of Communications Arts
Project Management: Summer Rozenbroek & Chris Muirhead-Hernandez – Quiet Storm

Source: Create Not Hate

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