FILMMelissa's Story

I worked with agency, Lovers to adapt a young girl’s true story of abuse into a sensitive, stop-motion animated film for the NSPCC. Told from the perspective of Melissa’s grandparents, the piece takes its visual cue from the play therapy that helped her to overcome her experiences –  paint, mud, food, toys, crayons and a sand pit were all used to tell the story. 

Heartbreaking and illuminating, the film highlights the important work that the NSPCC does in helping families support young victims of neglect. ‘Melissa’s Story’ is being used as part of the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time’ campaign, which asks government to ensure that every child who has been abused receives the support they need to rebuild their lives. 

Agency
Lovers
Client
NSPCC
Director/Set Design
Hattie Newman
Director/Writer
Alex Ostrowski
Set Design
Hattie Newman
Animator
Matthew Cooper
DOP
Malcom Hadley
Producer
Geoffrey Taylor
Sound Designer
Dan Pugsley
Assistant
Katy Edelsten
Assistant
Cristina Florit Gomila
Location
London