Artists & Poets
Actors & Musicians
Launched in 2021, SCTR media was setup with the sole purpose of promoting and showcasing the work of young creatives, both infront and behind the the camera, and getting them paid for their work.
From the world of film, tv, sport, music and culture, SCTR has featured a host of incredible talent in front of the camera in just 18 months and with no funding or investment.
As one of the founding partners we’ve been able to lead over 50 young creatives through the 20+ shoots over the 18months since startup.
Having seen so many brilliant young creatives fall through the cracks, mostly through lack of opportunity and work, SCTR was born to enable, enhance and showcase that young talent.
From shooting Damson Idris in Peckham, outside the tower block he grew up in to being at home with Connor Benn it’s been an amazing ride so far. Bring on the next 18months!
Joshua Buatsi, Damson Idris, Conor Benn, Hussain Manawer, Harry Pinero, Lauren-Marie Haywood, Shannon Ryan, Lawrence Okolie, Tosin Cole, Tamera, King Promise, Aaliyah, Aziya, JGrrey, Mount Gay, Peacock Gym, Caroline Dubois, Maisy-Rose Courtney...
Above Aziya - Singer / Guitarist, Hussain Manawer - Poet, Lauren Marie Haywood - Artist.
Photographed first up for SCTR - JOSHUA BUATSI
A South Croydon Laundrette became the shoot location yards from where Joshua grew up, and even less yards from where he caught the bus to after school, now replaced with the hard yards in training.
Ricky Gervais arrives at Spring Studios and just as he’s about to say hello, he spots my dog in the studio, GQ’s existence momentarily goes on hold whilst he video calls his partner.
’Hey Jane, they’ve got a dog ! look….what’s he called ? Lenny…ahhh Lenny…..’
We knew Ricky loves dogs so Lenny had his own dog taxi to the studio. Set the tone for the day.
Loves a tummy tickle Lenny, can’t speak for Ricky...
The actual reason we were here was to shoot the main cover for British GQ’s series of Heroes with Ricky.
Straight off the back of his hit series Afterlife, talking all things about his hero David Bowie. Darn good choice too for his Hero
Art Directed by Keith Waterfield, styled by Luke Jefferson-Day, and lifelong buddy on grooming Emma S Leon...