Civvy Street

Commissioned by the NHS and working with ‘Live at ease’ to spread the awareness of how military personnel deal with life outside the service. Directed and Edited by Ash Tidball, Written and starring Peter Carruthers, we follow the live of Andrew Harding in this 20 minute short about the life transition of Soldier to Civilian. Life issues, adapting and family problems are regular occurrences that most face daily after service, but the hardest challenge can be returning to Civvy Street.

Twitter @civvystreetfilm

The film premiered at the Corner House Manchester on the 25h July. it was well received and had a featured slot on BBC North-West tonight.


The soundtrack written by Ash Tidball – Roads

Here is some info on how ‘Civvy Street’ has been used so far:

  • Training film as part of City & Guilds accredited course for veteran awareness, run by the NHS.
  • Set to be used as a national training resource for the Royal British Legion.
  • Training of prison staff all over England by Veterans In Custody Support Officers.
  • Training of staff at the Walter Reid National Military Medical Center in Washington DC.
It has already been screened at the following events:
  • Multinational Symposium on Veteran Transition – held at the Canadian High Commission in London.
  • Ministerial conference on the ‘Rehabilitation of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System’, held at the Houses of Parliament to discuss government policy change.
  • Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
  • GI Film Festival 2014.
  • The film was recently broadcast over several days on the Pentagon Channel, reaching a potential 30 million viewers. Further multiple broadcasts are planned for later this year.
Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received so far for Civvy Street:

‘I was deeply, deeply impressed by your work.’
Jim Frederick – Writer, Editor, Consultant | Contributing Editor, TIME Magazine | Author of Black Hearts and The Reluctant Communist.

‘Civvy street is fantastic, the upbeat performance with the underlying hint of frustration and aggression. I imagine it is really informative to so many men and women who find themselves in similar situations to what you portray here.’
Nick Ryan – Director of ‘The Summit’