About Us

Freedom Of Adverse Media is a company that is created by the people for the people.

There are many social platforms that are turning to be breeding grounds for fake news, often become a little overwhelming, especially with the amount of personal data required, you’re basically signing up for restrictions.

So, we have also created this to be a fully safeguarded space for people of all ages to feel that they are connecting with others in a safe environment.

For us, there is an immediate concern about the way young people are easily exploited on many of the larger platforms, and this forms part of our greater mission to provide a space that has an emphasis on wellbeing and growth. Because this is our aim, we are committed to promoting this.

Our business is connecting like minded people in business and socially. We have a team of moderators committed to keeping FOAM free of adverse media. The team strive to monitor the content on FOAM and are committed to removing all fake, racist and abusive material.

Because we are the only platform that offers you a system that rewards you with points every-time you use FOAM-3DOM – we award you with points, which you can convert into money, that can be donated to a charity or youth organisation of your choice.

We understand that it may be difficult to change the way you interact with your current providers, but with the increasing use of targeted advertising and online abuse, there has never been a better time to experience connecting in a more positive way.

There really is no place like FOAM.

In Brief

FOAM20 was set up with a clear social purpose.

Paul McKenzie founded Soapbox Real Talk in 2015 and last year rebranded to form FOAM20, with a simple goal – to build a high-quality video production company with a clear social purpose. 

In that time Soapbox/FOAM20 produced well over 400 community focused videos.  The main aim of the company is to transform lives through film, by creating high-impact documentaries, promotional videos and event films for our clients and by empowering people through filmmaking workshops.  We now empower many young people and vulnerable adults each year to be creative, through fun and accessible filmmaking experiences. By working with FOAM20, you invest in a new, diverse generation of filmmakers through our Workshops.

FOAM20 specialises in delivering film, photography and visual media projects for schools, youth and community organisations within the voluntary sector. We also offer film/digital training, creative evaluation and promotional films and word with organisations to ensure that our costs are covered with funding.

Recently FOAM20 have focused on short screenplays, and the latest made history when it was screen at the National Museum in London, as they have never screened a short screenplay before now. 

Our films help charities succeed in their awareness and fundraising goals, and we know that great content really makes a difference to the people they serve.

FOAM20 serves to provide an opportunity for individuals to express their brilliance, speak their truth and encourage the lives of others. FOAM20 is a friendly motivational organisation and brand that aims to build a movement of positive creativity, using inspirational thought-provoking media and news.

Our platform consists of alternative but informative news and views about local and international topics. We have a strong belief that the little man has a voice that can influence change in many different areas of one’s life.

WHYS?

With most of the mainstream news focusing on global issues, we like to focus on local and community issues, which affect real people in our communities and have an overall impact on their environments.

Our content is committed to raising awareness among all age groups, and one of our core beliefs is that if we develop a platform that people can relate to, they will benefit on many different levels.

We are a socially responsible team that monitor and promote only content that is in line with our code of conduct and ultimately our ethics.

Our ethos is that there is value in all media, whether it is musical/ political/ or educational, however, we must take control of the intellectual property element of it. We must add value to our content in a similar manner to the mainstream media.

We offer people an alternative, inspirational place for them to post their works outside of the three main platforms that control a huge percentage of all media.

There is also a commercial side to the platform. This enables local or small businesses to access our video service at an affordable price, to help promote their brand. We truly believe that having a strong recognisable brand can make the difference between having a business that succeeds and having one that failing. Many local companies have not yet placed emphasis of marketing or branding, all of this we offer at rates that are manageable but effective in reaching their specific audience.

One of our main objectives is to build a sustainable platform that will enable people to grow, and at the same time provide employment for talented individuals to gain valuable skills in media and communication, so we developed the Community Skills Exchange. It was through this initiative that gave many people who have worked alongside FOAM20, the opportunity to obtain employment in their chosen fields.

3DOM has an innovative points system as an integral part of the platform. You will receive points with every interaction you make on 3DOM, see the help file for a detailed breakdown.

Each time you post, share, comment, or upload on FOAM you are helping to fund future youth projects or supporting a nominated charity of choice.

Check your profile for your balance and watch it creep up. This information will provide the you with a current balance and a value that they you donate to a cause of your choice.

This also works well if you wish to contribute to other projects such as youth film workshops or awareness training etc.

There is also an area to create professional profiles, to showcase the projects, skills and much more, this can be used in a fun way also, but a massively great tool to showcase the amazing work many organisations are working and also a great way to connect with members who are on the same path.

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One FOAM user point has an actual value of £0.01.

For each 1000 points earned a payment of £10.00 is redeemable and made payable.

Points can be carried forward to the value of 1000 points.

At this point the member is given a list of current charities or current youth-based projects to select from

Our Business Directory is FREE to list your business, service etc.  There is also a feature to list job, volunteer and work experience opportunities.

All users of the directory will have a member account, and anyone using their service are able to leave a review , giving even more peace of mind and of course what great advertisement.

Established in 2016 as Conscious Sounds and then went on the become UWC Radio

More recently with the launch of FOAM20 we felt it made sense to rename the station FOAM.

So if you are looking for a new home to play your music give us a call

our DOME is a pop up event infrastructure that be hired for all events,

Youth Unity develops projects, that bring different groups from across the capital together to build cohesive and consistent grass roots approach to tackling issues that affect young people and the community that they live working with ages 8 to 25, including BAME, LGBT and people with disabilities.  Encouraging young people to live a healthy and enriched lifestyle by offering training and work experience that can enable them to earn a living and contribute positively back into their families and communities.

Addressing the rise of young people drawn to county lines with an underlying factor as many young people are unable to seek employment leaving them prime targets for county lines, as more young people are online, this project will provide help and support to address this and other important topics:

Before Covid-19 and the lockdown, forecasts suggested that the number of young people outside of education, training and employment is likely to increase due to an overall rise in the population.  These rises have an overwhelming impact on the young people that form part of the school-leaving population. There is an increase in the numbers of young people that live in care or are special needs. The real concern is that this combination of growth combined with the lack of opportunities will create a void that is likely to impact the economy post COVID-19. Although we will not know the impact until this time.

Our aim is to empower young people to bring about change in perceptions that all young people are in gangs and look for trouble.

Our youth are our future and we need to protect them from harm and engage them into meaningful pastimes that offer hope, fulfilment and encouragement.

Paul McKenzie founded Soapbox Real Talk in 2015, with a simple goal – to build a high-quality video production company with a clear social purpose.  In that time Soapbox has produced well over 400 community focused videos.  The main aim of the company is to transform lives through film, by creating high-impact documentaries, promotional videos and event films for our clients and by empowering people through filmmaking workshops.  We now empower many young people and vulnerable adults each year to be creative, through fun and accessible filmmaking experiences. By working with Soapbox Real Talk, you invest in a new, diverse generation of filmmakers through our Workshops.

FOAM20 has a large range of kit, including the most up-to-date camera equipment and accessories. We use a wide selection of cameras, from Canon and Sony cinema cameras to long-term time lapse cameras. Our lighting kits have the capacity to illuminate spaces from small studios to large warehouses. And we have everything from drones to gimbals to deliver you amazing moving footage from all environments.

Subscribers are invited to upload short video messages that promote growth and positivity. This may be topical, music, educational or inspirational.

Please feel free to upload any Inspirational material (subject to approval). Videos will be automatically added to our website and be accessible in its appropriate category.

Meet our amazing team

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Paul McKenzie

Founder
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Riyad Hacib

Roving Reporter
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Jo Mxy

Accounts (Volunteer)
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Victor

Roving Reporter
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Shirley Jackson

Co-founder
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Phil Sleet

Adverting
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Donna Tulloch

Safeguarding Officer
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George Teri

Copy Writer
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Dawn McKenzie

Business Directory Manager
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Jumpin jack Frost

Campaigner
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Amanda Nash

Volunteer
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Ayse Oliver

Youth Projects
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Ellis Witter

Film Writer
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Steve cooke

IT Manager