SHELTER – IN THEIR OWN WORDS ANIMATIONS
“It is fantastic, one of the best pieces of AV I’ve seen in years.” Shelter’s Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns.
Michael worked with Shelter’s Keys to the Future: Newham project and Newham-based animators Salmagundi Films, to produce 5 short animations with a group of children aged between 7-11 years old living in temporary accommodation in Newham. Michael, Salmagundi and the Keys to the Future team supported and faciliated the children in writing and animating the films about their experiences in temporary accomodation – enabling the children to talk about the issues they faced and the hopes they had In Their Own Words.
The films were then used as part of Shelter’s National Children’s Campaign, lobbying to raise awareness about the impact of homelessness on children and young people, and as a training resource for Schools and Borough Councils.
The films were hugely successful, and highly praised by schools, professionals, campaigners and Shelter senior management – Shelter’s Director of Communications, Policy and Campaigns stated “It is fantastic, one of the best pieces of AV I’ve seen in years.” The films were placed on Shelter’s site and Youtube channel, and premiered at the Stratford Circus.
DAVID’S DILEMMA – the story of a boy that finds it hard to get to school, because he is house far away.
AWFUL FAN – the dangers of living in bad housing.
BEDTIME STORY – a boy’s wish of living in a better house comes true.
MAKE A WISH – a journey into the imagination of a young boy, who dreams of having security, support, a new bed, good education and happiness at a great new school.