The Personal Touch…
isore Media was founded by Jason Turner, who was inspired to establish the company following his own personal issues with drugs and alcohol. After completing a City & Guilds qualification in Advanced Media Techniques, in which he learnt about television and video production, Jason realised that there was a need for rehabilitative workshops to assist people in recovery to come together in the form of creative media and change the perception that `once an addict always an addict’.
Jason and the team are the creative centre of isore Media and are currently focused on writing and producing a series of thought-provoking and emotive short films that deal with the core aspects and nature of addiction. These short films will be aimed at the re-habilitation and treatment services throughout the UK.
Jason had the idea that by setting up a social enterprise using sound and vision to produce short films and educational DVD’s, he could not only give people in recovery opportunities, skills and experience but also highlight issues affecting people recovering from drug addiction and raise awareness. He is continuing to add to his skills and knowledge at Birmingham City University.
Donna has 20 years of teaching experience where she has worked with young people with learning difficulties who often face challenges in life. She is a family member to a recovering addict, giving her an understanding of the impact addiction brings, and empathy to family members, giving isore Media another perspective. Donna is a director of isore Media and volunteers time to plan future courses, support with the development of resources and offer guidance on the delivery of courses.
Jacqueline has over 20 years of senior management experience and is well versed in working towards a common goal and implementing organisational change. Inspired by the work that isore does Jacqueline has taken a role with isore as a Business Manager, helping to promote the business. Working as an Executive Coach within her own business Jacqueline is keen to use her coaching skills to help those in recovery to unleash the potential within.
Chris has a background in Finance and is also our writer in residence. He is currently developing scripts for two upcoming films to be produced in August 2012. He has previously written plays which have been performed on stage for theatre companies within the Midlands.
Ellie is volunteering with isore to improve her skills and knowledge. Due to her previous experiences she feels she is in a good position to help others. Ellie is currently studying media to develop herself further which will enable her to reach out to other young people.
Hanna is volunteering with isore after seeing the dedication and enthusiasm of the team and believes in our ethos and focus on providing unique services for our local community. She is is hoping to add some value to our gowing organisation by providing support with defining clear polices and procedures.