We are an alternative to traditional Day Services.  We provide fun media projects for gaining skills in mixed ability groups; we are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. 



We are proud to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.


Our Feature film CHARLIE"S CREW has been released on Amazon, please take a look at it and it's great fun

SYNOPSIS Charlie is determined to make his short film 'Shipwrecked' on a council estate, but faces opposition from the cash strapped Managers of his Day Centre. Regardless, Charlie moves forward with his bold plan and assembles his Cast and Crew who are his mates with Downs and Autism to make his dream film.

TO ORDER A DVD please email communitymediacrew.com with your name and address and we will let our Distributor know.

On Saturday 5th October 2019 we performed our new stage play THE DAY CENTRE at the BURY MET

BBC TV Broadcast about our work and Comic Relief support which we secured via Forever Manchester.

Actors John Henshaw, Shaun Carter, Ben Singh in scene from new feature film 'PRICELESS' shot in Wythenshawe, Didsbury, New York, Rome, Tenerife, Auschwitz Poland and 7 Greek Islands!

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh piece to camera in St John's with the Community Media Crew and BBC TV for Comic Relief.

Actress Julie Hesondhalgh, with the BBC chatting to our Group after we performed some of our Play 'Yes We Can' to a Class of School Children from St John Fisher & Thomas More, Catholic Primary School in Wythenshawe.

This is a very roughly filmed taster 4 minutes of the Play, we performed for BBC TV and St John's School children Wythenshawe.


We are in production with our 2nd Feature Film called 'PRICELESS'.   Filming has taken place throughout all of the seasons in 2017/18 and will complete Spring 2019 as we are in Post Production.

We are pleased and honoured - we received this Queens Award for Voluntary Service.  An MBE for Volunteer groups.

Volunteers Hazel Dove (left) Stephanie Cameron (right) at Buckingham Palace on 23rd May 2017

We have been working with different community groups; Schools and Youths from The Challenge and Elderly on a WW2 project www.ww2wythenshawe.com

Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, with the BBC chatting to our Group after we performed some of our Play 'Yes We Can' to school children from St John Fisher & Thomas More, Catholic Primary School in Wythenshawe..

Our service is an NEW alternative to traditional day care, where people with learning disabilities can learn new skills, make friends and feel comfortable, whilst making films, radio shows and theatre productions.  A sense of Teamwork and Achievement.



£25 per day or £17-50 half a day, we are flexible - you can attend and day you want to or all days / part days. 

Reserve a place please contact John McCormack.

ABOVE and BELOW - photos from shooting scenes in our new Feature Film called PRICELESS the follow on from 'Charlie's Crew'.

People can pay with their

Individual Budgets.  

 'Charlie's Crew' trailer from the feature film we made starring all the people that attend Community Media Crew; produced and directed by John McCormack

Hugh attends the service 3 days a week, here he says how happy he is to be an actor.

Drama / Improvising

Film making / Learning to use Cameras

Radio Shows each week

Confidence Building and Socialising

Communication Skills Improved

Information Film about what we do, featuring people that attend the daily sessions.

Live Theatre performance we did at Z Arts Centre to support Stepping Stones Across The Spectrum charity for Autism.

John McCormack pictured below, runs the sessions each day.  He has worked with learning disabled people since 2008 for Ashton Mencap and Manchester Mencap.  https://www.mencap.org.uk

He is also a TV & Film Producer and Director, with a track record of producing 5 feature films and hundreds of films for the corporate sector.  John imparts acting skills, encouraging people to work using improvisation skills and has worked with Adults and Children. 

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John McCormack runs the Sessions and is the Managing Director / Founder.  He is a Film & TV Producer / Director working with learning disabled people since 2008.


Filming outside on location in Platt Fileds Manchester for the groundbreaking feature film 'Charlie's Plan' starring 20 Adults with mixed abilities.  Learning to act, operate cameras, record sound and teamwork skills and having fun too!

Robert Maxfield Actor and Drama Practitioner takes drama sessions too, imparting skills and fun.  Robert was recently on Coronation Street

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to see us in action in Live Theatre in September

Professional Actors John Henshaw and Shaun Carter, location filming with Charlie Gooding for

'Charlie's Plan'.  Another feature film with a large learning disabled cast, is in pre-production.

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Hugh Keane on Radio Show, broadcast on Wythenshawe FM 97.2 and via internet Thursdays 4pm to 5pm. Liam Robbins sat on stage, prepares for filming.

Volunteer Hazel Dove in rehearsals for stage production.

Ben, Vicky and Ian on camera, practising interviewing techniques.

Come and take a look at us!

We are at St Johns Club, Greenwood Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester 22 9HD. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 3pm in the Theatre style room.

CONTACT: 07881 468 569 John McCormack

EMAIL: communitymediacrew@btinternet.com

EMAIL: john.mccormack22@btinternet.com



Bernard and Liam in the backgorund filming; Hugh, Charlie, Darren prepare the Radio Show for recording.

 We work in a large Theatre Room and we provide free tea, coffee, cordial, throughout the day.

There is plenty of space to gain new skills whilst having fun.

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