We are an imperfect group of gay and bi men making films on health issues that matter to us, and affordable (and gratis) films for the wider LGBT+ community and allies. Self-taught, always learning and often addressing challenging subject matter, we are passionate about the use of film to better connect us to our health and well-being needs.
Most importantly, we don’t pretend to be professional filmmakers rather spirited amateurs. We also believe films don’t have to go somewhere or have a big message. We’re just a bunch of queer, poz, and gay men who write, make films, tell stories, and do stuff.
JUST SAYING | Oct 2020, Re-Edit Aug 2023 | 30s
Calling 999 for an ambulance (police turn up as well)
We have a broad repertoire, including films on health and wellbeing, recreational drug use and chemsex, HIV academic research, LGBT issues, and sexual health. We write original scripts and are volunteers both in front of and behind the camera.
You don’t need any specialist knowledge to join us, just bring commitment, a sense of humour and a willingness to learn on the hoof. Some of us are living with HIV and/ or HCV (Hepatitis C) so – above all – this is our narrative and our story.
“So lovely working with you and your team! Thank you so much for providing all your time, effort and patience. We cannot thank you enough!”
Ian Charleson Day Centre at 30 (ICDC, Royal Free Hospital, 30th Anniversary| 2023
“The Piglets went above and beyond to bring us quality creative product. They are gifted with boundless positive energy that brings out the best in people. We would jump at the chance to work with them again.”
The Positive Effect: “Peer Researchers in Conversation” | 2020
“We couldn’t ask for a better birthday present for our 45th birthday than this sensitive, carefully curated video from Three Flying Piglets – thank you!” Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline | “45” | 2019
“We already knew the quality of their work so put ourselves completely in the hands of the very capable Three Flying Piglets and trusted them to do a good job. And boy, did they deliver – absolutely delighted with the final film.”
Gay’s the Word | “Homage” to celebrate Gay’s the Word 40th Anniversay | 2019
“The Piglets were a joy to work with on the films for our legal app, and 50th anniversary celebrations. They dealt with all of our demands (and last minute changes!) with a smile – nothing was too much trouble. We can’t wait for the next project!” .”
Release | 2017-18 | “Legal Aide App” films, Release 50th Anniversay, and promos
“Filming over 50 presentations for our Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Library, Three Flying Piglets continues to be instrumental in translating research evidence on HIV and rehabilitation to the broader community. Thank you!”
CIHRRC | 2013-2018 | “Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) Library”
“A pleasure to work with because of their understanding, wit and skill.”
SXT Health | 2016 | “Tom Meets SXT”
“Easy to work with, smart, innovative, creative, responsible and respectful. Love working with these guys and look forward to future partnerships.”
Global Drugs Survey | 2015 | “There’s More to G Than Cock”