I’m currently in post production for a documentary with the working title “COVID Brighton” whcih will tell the story of how Brighton has coped with COVID. A virus, an avalanche of scientific debate and three lockdowns. We’re still here but how are we doing?
The original impetus for this film was to get the perspective of business in Brighton. Pubs, clubs, shops, any type of business. I’m still interested in that but the scope of the film expanded as I discoverred the impact of COVID on the people of Brighton.
Much of Brighton’s economy relies on hospitality and so we may have been particularly hard hit by COVID. On the other hand we have many small media businesses which may have adapted to home working fairly well. This documentary aims to find out what’s been happening to the people of Brighton in 2020/21. Have they struggled or kept calm and carried on?