The Secret Garden was a film project delivered in partnership with MediaBox, Manchester Libraries, Contact Theatre and Manchester Youth Service. The project involved 30 young people and engaged them in every aspect of film making(script writing, casting, storyboarding, acting, directing, sound and editing).

The three short films produced were based on anonymous secrets which were posted into secret boxes located at the partner venues. Participants then selected some of the secrets and worked with scriptwriters on the project to produce a script, which was then professionally made with the assistance of and mentoring from professional film makers.

As a part of the project, there were several screening events which allowed the community to watch the films and to ask the participants about their experience on the project.