Date PrEP


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About the video

Date PrEP –  a trim with a side of sex advice

PrEPster’s new film – Date PrEP-  set in South London, follows Antonia and Andre as they each get a haircut in preparation for their date. Seeking just a trim and maybe some date advice from their friends, the pair receive much more than they bargained for…

Will they heed the advice? Will they get a decent trim? Will we find out the answer to the all-important question: “Flowers on a first date; romantic or cheesy?”…

Marc Thompson, PrEPster co-founder and creator for the concept behind Date PrEP says: “Young Black Londoners are disproportionately impacted by HIV and poor sexual health. Date PrEP brings information about sexual health, HIV, and PrEP right into the heart of Britain’s Black communities, and kick-starts conversations about sex, love, dating and health.”

Josina Calliste, PrEPster’s Strategic Lead for Women and PrEP says: “Date PrEP takes us on a journey about preparing for a date that will resonate with many people. The film continues PrEPster’s objective to ensure that information about sexual health, HIV and PrEP gets right into the heart of our communities – and especially women – in a way that is engaging, humorous, and relevant.”

Ashley Panton, writer and director for Date PrEP says: “As someone who identifies with some of the communities most affected by HIV, it’s important that people are aware of what is on offer when it comes to our sexual health, so we can make informed decisions regarding it. I hope Date PrEP encourages discussion around the themes in the film and makes people more conscious of their sexual health”

Pull up a chair and join the Date PrEP conversation – watch, share, engage.

This project was made possible by the on-going support and generosity of Elton John Aids Foundation.

Red Run 2018 runners – your sore feet made this project happen!

Writer, Director & Producer
Ashley Panton

An Idea by
Marc Thompson

Producer
Lucy Davis

Executive Producer
Marc Thompson
Will Nutland

Director of Photography
Felix Schmilinsky

Assistant Director
Yasmin Godo

CAST
In order of appearance…
Antonia – Busayo Ige
Andre – Bola Okun
Dami – Akiya Henry
Daniel – Jermaine Auguste
Kwame – Kahmal Sealey
Kadisha – Tomi Jatto
Jason – Kwame Asiedu
Jada – Antonia Layiwola