The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a financially independent charity built around the belief that earning an income is a key step in a person’s journey towards a better life. Its magazine is sold by people facing poverty and homelessness around the world as a way to make their living.

Our Work

We recently produced a promotional film for the Big Issue to tie in with the launch of their new website. The film gives a potted history of the Big Issue, from its founding in 1991 to the global impact it has today. The film was made with the help of SElect18, the production company born out of the Greenwich drugs and alcohol filmmaking training programme which Chocolate Film’s ran.

Client Testimonials

They had these silent films of people working with gold leaf that are absolutely mesmeric and that almost felt like an installation. It really is something to watch, I mean I stood there for quite some time staring...

Royal Collection Gold exhibition reviewed by Antonia Quirke, BBC Radio 4 's Saturday Review

I’m so thrilled with how the videos turned out. Thank you again for being so wonderful to work with!

Sarah Shaw, British Library

That wonderful production company, Chocolate Films

Jon Snow, speaking at The Geffrye Museum