About Touchy

An online film series commissioned by Wellcome Collection, in association with Unity.


Five short films, five unique stories, five reasons to watch.


A mash up of theatre and music video – interweaving beats, drama, poetry, animation, visuals and original music. We follow the journey of six characters as they navigate their way through the tactile highs and lows of young adulthood.

Below are the self care toolkits for each story.

Touchy #1: Jemell’s Story

Jemell’s Story (performed by Mal Lidgett) blends Hip-Hop and storytelling to tell the story of a young Black lad living with undiagnosed autism.

Jemell's Story: Self Care Toolkit


A tender and uplifting R’n’B love story exploring public displays of affection in a same sex relationship.

Jazz's Story: Self Care Toolkit


Investigates consent, with a story that explores the conflicting recollections of an intimate moment from many moons ago.

Ella and Ste's Story: Self Care Toolkit

Touchy #4: Sophie’s Story

Explores how a young woman renegotiates her relationship with her grandad Kojo during lockdown.

Sophie's Story: Self Care Toolkit

Touchy #5: Max’s Story

A young trans guy guides us through his discoveries around social touch with a funny and heart-warming animation.

Max's Story: Self Care Toolkit
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