Sheffield film maker to create documentary on how life has changed under coronavirus lock down

A Sheffield film maker is looking for people to come forward and share their experiences of what life is like in coronavirus lock down.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 6:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 6:26 pm
Josh aims to document how the country was impacted by the virus.

Josh Burrows, 17, hopes to document how Covid-19 has impacted the UK, from the economic effects to simple tasks such as doing a weekly food shop.

The documentary called ‘COVID19: Life in Lockdown’ also aims to capture how satisfied people across the country are with the government’s handling of the crisis.

The teenager from Crystal Peaks, plans to conduct interviews with industry experts and residents either in person, following social distancing guidelines or via an online video chat.

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Josh explained what motivated him to create the documentary during the ongoing pandemic.

"It's going to be really historic looking back on this period in years to come and if people want to look back on it, they can just search the documentary and watch what happened.”

The 17-year-old who hopes to complete a policing studies degree at university, hopes to highlight the importance of the ‘stay at home’ message that he feels some people have been ignoring.

“Although people are self isolating there are still people who are not following the government rules and the streets can sometimes still be busy.

"I think there are sadly some people who aren't taking it seriously and we need to get the point across to stay indoors if you want this lock down to end.”

Josh shared how life has been ‘challenging’ for him personally since the official lock down began.

"It's been challenging during lock down especially for the first few weeks but then you start getting used to it.

"Our lives have been turned upside down with what's been happening.

"As a family we're normally active but only being allowed out for an hour a day to exercise, we just haven't been as active.”

He has been keeping in touch with the friends he would normally see at college by phone calls or messaging on social media.

Anyone interested in taking part in the upcoming film, should email [email protected]