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Currently we are breathing life into the timely, relevant Documentary ‘Selfless.’ A film examining the effects of selfies, social media, and technology on youth today.

In epidemic proportions we are watching a new generation seek validation and acceptance based on how many ‘LIKES’ and hollow comments they receive in shallow places. 

Many drowning in a world of self indulgence, how can we best inspire them to see how our world opens up when we close these windows.

Today there are 50% more depressed teens than there were 20 years ago – why – because they are choosing to stay home alone on their screens vs. human interaction. Studies show the average teen is spending 7 1/2 hours per day on screens.

Snapchat tells us they are putting up over 3 BILLION posts every 24 hours – with Instagram boosting over 100 MILLION every day.

‘Imagine what we could do with all that time!’ 

Staggering numbers – but even more alarming is the fact that 66% of our girls are uploading sexually explicit photos to these places, while 93% percent of our boys are experiencing their sexual awakening there.

Not to overlook the unbalance of body, mind and soul – as a result of these behaviours.

We are in an epidemic! Truth is we are ALL a part of an ongoing experiment in technology with no one knowing the outcome for mankind.

Fresh Independence has been touring around the country speaking real time with teens about the challenges they face today and their life in social media.

During early storyboarding days we asked ourselves, ‘What would it be like if a girl lived in the forest – no mirrors – no magazines – no social media – what would beautiful look like to her – and how would she view herself?’

Then musician Kuki found us and with camera in tow, we headed off the grid to the hills of Devon England – to begin filming.

 With full hearts we are hopeful ‘Selfless’ is a documentary that you will feel the urgency to get behind: Helping us to inspire youth to live fully in this new age of technology.

Selfless is currently being considered on the pitching circuit. If you have interest in our latest ‘Storyboard Reel’ please inquire: 

Film@freshindependence.com

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Kuki and The Bard- Off Grid

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Though it was a sunny Thursday when we stumbled across Kuki and The Bard, we were feeling grey of mind. Kuki and The Bard’s latest single, ‘Dalai Lama’ caught the vibe of our soul and reminisced in the mind. On steady repeat their music is like fine wine, at twelve and fifteen, it will only get better with age.  

KUKI AND THE BARD

Home is where your story begins would you tell us a bit about yours?

Kuki: I live in a hippy house made of sticks and blankets with my mum, my dad, my brother, our rabbit and three horses.

Izzi: It’s very chilled, at the moment we’re living Off Grid. It seems we’re at a place now that we all enjoy very much and we might even settle here for a while. I’ve made so many sound friends here who have a lot of the same interests, a fair few interested in music, like me. Homes cool. 

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How did music find you?

Izzi: When we first moved from London and started travelling we didn’t have much technology based entertainment but did have loads of instruments crammed onto our bus. I loved the guitar from the off, still do. It’s in the blood I guess. When a tune comes on I like it’s as if the whole world disappears and it’s just the music…..it’s always been like that.

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