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Underdog Crew Studios provides a safe and nurturing space for marginalised young adults to find inspiration, motivation and a place to belong. Providing free meals, creative education, support, guidance and a route towards an empowered adulthood laden with ambition and hope.

Our current funding comprises multiple grants from: COMMUNITY 360, ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS & CULTURAL FUND, ANGLIAN COMMUNITY TRUST, ACTIVE ESSEX and NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS FOR ALL.

Throughout 2024 we will be submitting a series of grant proposals to assist us with ongoing core costs, together with several project specific grants. Our aim for 2026 is to move into our permanent studio base - a purpose built youth community film studio and multi media creative hub where we can enhance our educational and project delivery to the wider Colchester city area.

Please feel free to email DB Morgan directly: 

db@megalodonstudios.co.uk or call on 07950 593982

CHANGING LIVES

Underdog Crew core projects and activities

#UCSlearn - Weekly 'Studio School'

 

STEM EDUCATION with our in-studio tutor, Sasha Halls. One-on-one knowledge mentoring in small studio school groups. Reconnecting teenagers with the importance, and possible enjoyment, of education. Specific focus on young adults between the ages of thirteen and sixteen who have fallen out of the education system or struggling to cope with mainstream schooling.

MUSIC WORKSHOPS with our in-studio music tutor, CJ. Core emphasis on guitars, keyboards and drums.

COOKING WORKSHOPS with our culinary tutor, Laura Morgan. Promoting healthy eating & cooking on a budget, Street food, Sausage making, Pizza from scratch, Burrito factory and more. ** Backwoods cooking skills (outdoor) 

Jake's Story

Luka's Story

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#UCSlearn - Creative Education

 

Filmmaking

Screenwriting

Creative writing

Electronic music production
Drumming workshops 
Dance workshops with Brianna Nolan
Model and prop making
SFX makeup workshops
Screen and Lino printing for clothing 
Acting & Screen combat 
Photography 
Photo editing and digital manipulation

Stop motion animation 
 

#UCS Activity Partner

Knife & Axe throwing

Rage Room

Martial Arts & Boxing training

Tuesday After School  Club

#UCS Activity Partner

Carp Fishing

Rural wellbeing

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RECREATIONAL AND BONDING 

150" 4k projection and Dolby Atmos Gaming

(Xbox X / PS3 / Nintendo Switch / Retro)

Movies, Pool, ‘Fusbal’, basketball, Nerf wars and TAG Games 

 

FAMILY BONDING ACTIVITIES

Promoting family time and the importance of eating together and open discussion. CANTEEN MUMS: Family members joining in sessions to strengthen shared experiences.



'INNER CHILD' FUN AND GAMES 

Treasure hunt in the dark 
Share or Dare - with Sweet or s#@t Russian roulette 
Drum & Bass musical statues 
A to Z prize memory games 

 


INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENTAL SUPPORT 

Empowerment Mentorship 
Safeguarding support a
nd signposting

CV and reference writing

In-studio work experience

Interview preparation 
Youth counselling

 

** Project Delivery once extra space is available. 


Backwoods cooking skills (outdoor) 
Bush & 
Campcraft: including shelter building, spoon carving, fire making & wild cooking. 

Please feel free to email DB Morgan directly:

db@megalodonstudios.co.uk or call on 07950 593982

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