Daisy filmed her and her family’s experiences of living in a homeless hostel over a year in 2013 and successfully raised £10,000 on crowd-funding website Indiegogo, which she used to turn 250 hours of raw footage into the feature-length documentary Halfway. She is now a journalist at VICE and recently had her own series commissioned called Superhuman, the first episode of which, Iceman, was released earlier this year. Daisy-May has written for publications including The Times, Independent, The Debrief and VICE, and is currently writing a feature-length screenplay.
I feel really proud of myself. This kind of recognition and encouragement iss priceless, I feel like it’s given me so much more confidence to believe I can do this and that my work is saying something about the world. It means the sky’s the limit now really and I’m going to have the support to get there, whether that’s through networking, mentoring or just having access to resources. I want to tell really powerful and important stories about people that haven’t been represented properly on screen – and it’s those stories that can change political and social narratives – they have a profound impact on the people you’re speaking to and listening to. I’m in a position where a lot of doors are being opened which might not have been had I not become a Breakthrough Brit.