We are proud to produce the films for Soccer Aid for UNICEF on ITV which highlight the work of UNICEF around the world, and the 2021 show kicked off our close relationship with UNICEF UK. The films were made in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic and all the restrictions that has meant, requiring us to think creatively and build our contacts around the world. The match this year raised over £13 million - a record breaking amount, and the most in Soccer Aid history. That money will go to help children across the globe who really need it.
We also work closely with the teams at UUK, ITV and Initial across the campaign on ITV and on the show itself to try and get the Soccer Aid message far and wide.
The incredible Stand up to Cancer campaign on Channel 4 has been bringing the country together to tell cancer exactly where to go for nearly a decade, and it has been a privilege to be a small part of it.
From being involved in challenges: canoeing across the north west, or 100 gigs at the Edinburgh Festival in just 24 hours to the 2021 campaign where we made some films showing the incredible science being funded, and the reason why it is so essential, this is a movement we love being a part of.
To highlight the importance of the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning, we wrote and directed a series of monologues telling the stories of people affected by cancer based on real testimony.
Featuring an extraordinary cast of actors, these were a new approach to telling cancer stories.
Set up shortly after the emergencies of the Manchester bombings and the tragedy of Grenfell tower, the National Emergencies Trust was a very young charity when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Together with SwiftDean and some incredible freelancers, we approached them early in lockdown to try and help get word out about their campaign, and have worked with them ever since.
The National Emergencies Trust help people affected by disasters and emergencies in the UK. They fund community based work to get help to people as widely as possible and as soon as possible if the worst happens, and we’ve loved helping them tell some of those stories.
In 2021 we were asked by the Cancer Research team to facilitate and film some conversations between people affected by cancer and those who care for them. They talked openly about their cancer experiences and how they support each other through them.
Honest, refreshing and articulate, this was a project we were honoured to be part of.