LC&CTA Resident Film Maker
Mitchell Earle Pardington
Mitchell’s background is in social care. He completed training at the Sacred Space institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy and gained certification through Dorset Social Services Staff Development Unit in Assessment and Direct Work with Children and Families, and Recognition and Prevention of Child Abuse. He then went on to help set-up and run two multi-agency young peoples substance misuse services in Dorset, SHADOWS & YADAS, in partnership with Social Services, Schools Advice and Support, EDDAAS (East Dorset Drug and Alcohol Services) and the NHS CDAT (Community Drug and Alcohol Team). After further work and training in the homeless sector Mitchell ended up as Team Leader of the Healthy Options Team - part of East London and City Mental Health NHS Trust’s Specialist Addiction Services.
Eventually, after some years Mitchell realised he had gone awry of his creative roots and returned to them with a breadth of life experience. He is now an emerging storyteller, primarily working in the multidisciplinary medium of film. Mitchell was born and raised in the Cotswolds and is an ‘other’ on BAME forms of Afro American, Native American and white European multi-racial descent.