Responding to new research about how much ‘screen time’ is healthy for young people (and everyone else), Channel 4 News asked Zed to attend the UK’s largest video gaming expo to make a short film. For two days, he was immersed in a potent soup of teenage hormones, energy drinks, and non-stop gaming. Far from stereotypical ‘loners’, he found a group of people searching for identity and a sense of belonging. And while the easy route might have been to pander to and reinforce the weary former stereotype, this piece serves to demonstrate that the eye of the experienced documentarian will find the real story. Poignant and funny in equal measure it’s well worth nine minutes of anyone’s time.
Channel 4 catch-up:
(link expires 29 October)