Offspring Pictures adopts Whole Picture Toolkit

Offspring Pictures adopts Whole Picture Toolkit

Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Earthsound (credit: Apple TV+)
Earthsound (credit: Apple TV+)
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The Film and TV ­Charity visited Bristol in June to talk to producers about how to use the Whole Picture Toolkit and to offer an overview of the charity’s services, which include bereavement counselling, bullying support and a 24/7 helpline.  

It cited Bristol-based Offspring Films as a company that had recently used the toolkit on one of its productions, Apple TV+’s Earthsound

Valeria Bullo, the project lead for mentally healthy productions, talked through the different stages of production, offering tips, sharing templates and identifying other tools to help implement positive new ways of working. 

She stressed that the toolkit was evidence-based and industry-led, and that individuals and employers should “take the elements you feel work for you and for your company”. She noted that some organisations had been in touch with the charity to say that they had previously found what they needed to achieve overwhelming, so found it helpful to have some guidance.  

Bullo added: “Implementing just one change is enough, be that agreeing a wellbeing plan, planning for rest and time off, or putting exit interviews in place.”