We’ve been working with one of the UK’s leading charities Barnardo’s to develop a series of films that tell the stories of children and young people affected by childhood sexual exploitation. Our role was to help these survivors to gain a voice and make a difference.

In December last year we started to work with Barnardo’s on our most exciting and challenging project yet. Commissioned by Barnardo’s, the Avon & Somerset Police Commissioner and the Home Office, we were asked to work with survivors of childhood sexual exploitation, helping them to tell their stories through film.

We’ve worked closely with a group of young people to help them develop their ideas into a strong narrative that could function on film.

Together, we developed the idea of spoken word poetry as a vehicle to tell their stories. We worked with three acclaimed and incredible poets Vanessa Kisuule,  Inja and Laurie Ogden to help bring these often painful and emotional stories to life.

In August, the amazing Omni Productions helped to bring these stories to life, working with them to translate our concepts and scripts into professional broadcast-quality films.

The films will be shown in schools across the South West and be used nationally by Barnardo’s to help children at risk of sexual exploitation.

The project was one of the most rewarding and complex that we’ve ever worked on. We’d love to take credit for the results, but our role wasn’t to lead the process, but to work with the young people, helping them to achieve their vision for these films.

You can view the films below and make up your own mind.

Client:

Barnardo's

Skills

Content, Creative, Scripting, Filming, Project Delivery

Category:

Charity

Date:

October 31, 2017

Tags:
Bristol, Bristol content agency, Bristol marketing agency, Charity Content, Charity films, Charity Marketing, Charity PR