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Short Film "Renewed Hope" created by James Rudoni for the charity

Short film "Renewed Hope" created for said charity, Premieres at Everyman Cinema 


"Renewed Hope" is a heartfelt exploration of the themes of hope, truth, and love as experienced by local community members supported by the charity Renewed Hope. This charity is also a beneficiary of the Summer Festival and has been named the Reigate Mayor’s Charity of the Year. The film is a powerful testament to the resilience and spirit of individuals who have found solace and support through Renewed Hope. Featuring intimate interviews and personal stories, it captures the profound impact of the charity's work on the lives of those it serves.

I am deeply moved by the stories of hope and resilience shared by the community members in this film. 'Renewed Hope' is not just a film; it's a tribute to the incredible support that the charity provides and the difference it makes in people’s lives.”


As a photographic artist, I always try to embody confidence and creativity, perpetually engaging in exploration, experimentation, and continuous learning. I see my artistic practice as a nurturing journey that always guides me to themes of hopefulness and goodness. I believe in the profound connection between people and my art. With this unwavering belief, I aspire to achieve a meaningful difference to others through my journey as an artist.

Andrew Tyres, Operations Manager of Renewed Hope said, "Here at Renewed Hope, we were so impressed by James' ability to put our guests at their ease, creating a safe and positive space that allowed them to be themselves and tell their own stories. This connects directly with the viewer, leaving no doubt that it is their frank and honest voice we are hearing. We know you will learn a lot about these four people. We hope you will learn something about the power of unquestioning acceptance and empathetic support."

I must also thank Deborah Mathews from St. Margarets Church in Chipstead for her introduction to Andrew at Renewed Hope. Had it not been for the discussion I had one evening with Deborah regarding the Film Festival and the night shelter the church ran with Renewed Hope, the film may never have been created. 


My work is characterised by a commitment to authenticity and emotional depth. My extensive experience includes supporting vulnerable communities, including veterans and those affected by mental health issues. This dedication to meaningful impact is evident in every frame of "Renewed Hope." The premiere of "Renewed Hope" was a poignant and inspiring event, celebrating the power of community and the enduring spirit of hope. 


About James Rudoni: Transitioning from the enchanting glow of cinema screens to orchestrating interactive exhibitions at the Science Museum, James Rudoni delved into the intricate dance between creator and audience, honing his ability to evoke visceral responses. Serving as the Director of Gardens for the Royal Horticultural Society, he further deepened his understanding of spaces as vessels for human stories, infusing each design with emotive resonance. Driven by a passion for meaningful impact, he dedicated years to supporting vulnerable communities, from aiding veterans in their journey of rehabilitation to spearheading mental health at charity Mates in Mind. It's within these human connections that he finds inspiration for his photographic talents, capturing fleeting moments with an unwavering commitment to authenticity. With over three decades of multifaceted experience spanning architecture, landscapes, portraits, and collaborative projects, Rudoni brings a cinematic flair and emotional depth to his work. He embraces the opportunity to collaborate and innovate, weaving captivating visual narratives that resonate with audiences on a profound level. Eager to bring your vision to life through the lens of storytelling, Rudoni invites you to explore his portfolio and join him in crafting unforgettable moments infused with raw authenticity.


About Renewed Hope: Renewed Hope is a beacon of compassion and support, dedicated to providing assistance and hope to vulnerable individuals within the community. As a beneficiary of the Summer Festival and honored as the Reigate Mayor's Charity of the Year, Renewed Hope stands as a testament to the power of collective action and community support. With a mission centered on uplifting those facing adversity, Renewed Hope offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at addressing various needs, from basic necessities to emotional support and empowerment initiatives. Through its tireless efforts, Renewed Hope has become a lifeline for individuals and families navigating challenging circumstances, providing them with the resources, guidance, and encouragement needed to rebuild their lives and pursue brighter futures. With a steadfast commitment to making a meaningful difference, Renewed Hope continues to inspire hope, foster resilience, and transform lives within the community it serves. 

If you are interested in this project, would like to use the video or would like to discuss any other projects please contact James Rudoni - 

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