1. Select JTV or Teen Cancer America
  2. Enter your email address and click “next”
  3. Select “Choose Files” or drag the file(s) you wish to upload
  4. Wait for the file to say it has been sent
  5. Once file has been sent, please fill in the contact form below so we can contact you about your upload.

Uploading may take some time depending on the length of the film and the speed of your internet connection. A member of jtv cancer support will email you (during office hours) to confirm they have received your file(s).

Step 1: Upload your films

Step 2: Fill in the following form

Wait for the file(s) to have uploaded before doing this.

Please only click “Submit” once the file has been sent!

Please note – If uploading via a mobile…

Uploading to our website may use up some of your data allowance, please make sure you upload via a WI-FI connection if you don’t want it to use your mobile data.

If you would like to watch a step by step guide on how to upload, please watch the following films

Please let us know if you have any problems uploading via our website or mobile by contacting a JTV Cancer Support staff member or emailing info@jtvcancersupport.com and we will try our best to offer advice.

Go to Top

What Camera Can I Use?

You can use your own digital video camera – perhaps the one that is on your phone. Many have very high quality cameras these days and are perfectly suited.

**PLEASE NOTE** If you are using the camera on your phone, please make sure you film landscape!

If you don’t have access to a video camera then we are able to lend you one for the duration of your film making.

The cameras we provide are loan cameras and you may keep them as long as you are filming, when you stop filming and feel like you want to move on then you can arrange for the camera to be left on the ward were you had your treatment and we will pick it up or post it back to us (JTV Cancer Support, 508 – 510 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 2DU).

Go to Top

Get Permission

PLEASE remember if you are filming other people to make sure you have their permission to be on camera.

This can be a verbal permission – if possible film them stating the fact.

Go to Top

Background Information

It’s a good idea to give some background information, who you are, diagnosis, age at diagnosis, the hospital you are/were treated at.

Are you having chemo, having maintenance or are you post-treatment?

Film everything and anything, think of it as a snap shot of what your life is, if you’re out and about, let the camera see what you are doing.

Go to Top

Filming dos and don’ts

  • If you are filming on your phone, please make sure the your phone is landscape.
  • Don’t film yourself in front of a window; the light can affect the quality of the film and we won’t be able to see you properly.
  • Don’t film in noisy environments. If you are forced to do so get a shot of at least 10 seconds of the noise source (e.g. washing machine, traffic, etc.). We use this during the editing process.
  • If you’re filming yourself and speaking try and put the camera no more than an arm’s length away. The further away the camera is, the harder it is to pick up sound and to pick up the image.

To watch our quick film on Do’s & Don’ts please click here.

Go to Top

Who edits my film?

The majority of the films are edited by Peter Wilkinson. Occasionally films are edited by Mark Wilkinson and Lucie Carrington. You can be as involved in the process as you like, offering feedback on the edit. Of course, you are free to edit your own film. We’re happy to offer advice.

Go to Top

What happens to my footage?

The footage you send to us is viewed by our editor(s) which is then edited into a final film, or series of films. This can be done with your advice and input to make sure you’re happy with your film.

We securely store all of the footage that we receive regardless whether it makes the final film.

Go to Top

What Shall I Talk About?

Talk about yourself and your cancer experience. Everything is relevant and can potentially help somebody else who is going through cancer. Here are just a few ideas for topics, but feel free to cover anything that isn’t listed here or alternatively we have made a few short films that might give you a few examples!

Life before cancer

  • What were you doing?
  • Were you in education/employment?

Lead up to diagnosis

  • What were your symptoms?
  • Did you visit your GP/health professionals?

Diagnosis day

  • How did your diagnosis come about?
  • Who was with you?
  • How did you feel?

Relationships with others

  • How did cancer impact on your friends, family, siblings, boyfriend, girlfriend?
  • Do you feel like your relationships have changed for the better?
  • How did people react around you when hearing you had cancer?

Start of treatment

  • What was your treatment plan?
  • What was first day of treatment like?
  • What was your treatment side effects?
  • What was the worse bit about your treatment?


  • How did cancer impact on education/employment?
  • Did you feel like you was given enough support?
  • Was there anything that could have been improved?


  • Where are/were you treated?
  • Were you given the choice on where you would like to be treated – e.g. Local Hospital, Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
  • What was staying in hospital like? – e.g. food/ward/visiting times

Teenage Cancer Trust

  • If you weren’t treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit, do you know what one is?
  • If you were not treated on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit, would you like to be?
  • Why would a Teenage Cancer Trust unit be good in your area (if you haven’t got one)
  • Did you like being on a Teenage Cancer Trust unit?
  • Have you been on any trips/support groups?
  • Do you know about other work that happens within Teenage Cancer Trust? e.g. education, research, awareness, Find Your Sense of Tumour, Royal Albert Hall gigs etc.


  • How do you feel about your current fertility?
  • Were you given the chance to preserve your fertility e.g. bank sperm/store eggs?
  • Were you told about possible side effects to your fertility?
  • Would you like more information on fertility?

Body Image

  • How has treatment effected your body image?

Coming up to end of treatment

  • What next? – e.g. are you having time out/travelling/holiday/returning to education/employment.
  • How do you feel about end of treatment? – e.g. fears/hopes

Mental Health

  • How has a cancer diagnosis impacted on your mental health? – e.g. Do you worry more/less.

Survivorship – After Cancer

  • Do you have any late effects?
  • What are your follow ups – e.g. scans, blood tests, appointments.
  • Are you happy with your follow ups?
  • Do you feel guilty for being a survivor?
  • Fear of relapse?
  • What’s life like after cancer?


  • Did you recognise any symptoms?
  • How did you find out you relapsed?
  • How did you feel?
  • What’s next for you? – e.g. treatment, more scans etc.

Palliative treatment

  • How does being palliative impact on you and your relationships?


  • Does using a website like this help in any way? Whether it’s watching others or filming yourself?
Go to Top

Consent Form

  1. I the undersigned, agree to be filmed/interviewed/photographed for jtvcancersupport.com. I hereby give my consent to Mosaic North Ltd (the Company) facilitating the jtvcancersupport.com project to use the films, photographs and sound recordings made by the Company for the Film in which I feature, or any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work or film or sound recording created by me or any performance by me of any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work or film or sound recording included by the Company in the Film in any and all media by any and all means now known or invented in future throughout the world for the full period of copyright, including all renewals, revivals, reversions and extensions.
  2. No payment of any kind will be given in exchange for taking part in this project.
  3. I irrevocably and unconditionally grant to you all consents required pursuant to the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988 Part II * or otherwise under the laws in force in any part of the world to exploit such performances.
  4. I irrevocably and unconditionally waive all rights which I may have in respect of the Film pursuant to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Sections 77, 80, 84 and 85**.
  5. I consent to the use by the Company of my name, likeness, voice and biography in connection only with the Film, unless specifically stated.
  6. The Company may assign or license this agreement to any third party.
  7. This letter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

*the “Performers Rights.
** the Moral Rights of an author.

508-510 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 2DU, United Kingdom
Phone: 0114 288 4091 Mob: 07971 595 648 Vat No. 923 3665 23 Company No. 6434055

Go to Top