A working Day: Newsagent Birmingham

The working day of a newsagent working in the Birmingham suburbs.

‘A Working Day’ is a series that tries to bring out the endurance, patience, stoicism, interest, bravery and creativity that people bring to their lives every single day. By taking you into stories from around the world, and occupations that are totally diverse, we hope to foster a sense of common feeling and shared humanity.
— Alain de Botton, Author and Founder of The School of Life
 

The Boy with the top knot

A film made about the author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera's memoir. We go on a journey to his old house in Wolverhampton and talk to his parents about Sathnam's very different life in London. 

Sketch’s wonderful film for ‘The Boy with a Top Knot’ not only offers a great introduction to the book, but also serves as the perfect visual accompaniment to the reading experience. We are delighted with the result.
— Matt Clacher, Marketing Executive, Penguin
I’ve done a bit of TV during my journalism career, and it is almost always a miserable experience, the professional equivalent of having your teeth taken out. There are too many meetings, the script they give you to read out are terrible, and filming almost always seems focused on making sure that your hair looks nice. Which is why working with Jeremy was such a revelation. He has a supremely relaxed demeanour, and the way he makes films is so casual that you forget the camera is there. I hope to do more stuff with him and would recommend him wholeheartedly.”
— Sathnam Sanghera, Author and Times Columnist
 

Bill Willis' HOUSE IN MARRAKECH

A short doc showing Bill Willis' magnificent house in Marrakech.

A WORKING DAY: BAKER IN MALI

A film commissioned by The School of Life showing the working day of a young baker in Bamako in the capital of Mali.
 

A WORKING DAY: CATTLE HERDER IN CAMEROON

A film commissioned by The School of Life, depicting a day in the life of a cattle herder in Cameroon.

A WORKING DAY: FARMER IN YORKSHIRE

A film commissioned by The School of Life, depicting a day in the life of a farmer in the Yorkshire Dales. 49K views on The School of Life Channel.