Smiley Charity Film Awards 2024
This year there are three projects I've been associated with via two amazing agencies, that are long-listed for Smiley Charity Film Awards. Luckily, they are all competing in different categories.
Martin is a real-life veteran who found himself in free-fall to rock bottom after an abrupt end to his military career. His publicised trial lasted 3 years, and although cleared of all charges, it took a severe toll on his mental health. Things were spiralling ever down until he found help with WWTW.
This observational short follows him through a night shift as an HGV driver. As he travels across the country to see his family, he shares openly about his hardship, and how the charity helped him to start rebuilding his life.
The film is a finalist in the £5-10 Million category, and you can vote for it here.
Two families open up about the difference Admiral Nurses have made to the care of their loved ones. The impact dementia has on a family can be devastating, but Dementia UK's specialist nurses provide much needed emotional and practical support.
This scripted piece is constructed as a continuous speech to reflect the shared difficulties of all who care for someone close suffering with dementia.
The film is a finalist in the £10-25 Million category, and you can vote for it here.
Last year P&C launched their largest project to date: a multi-platform campaign for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. It featured branded film content for the Winners Announcement ceremony, event production, an immersive exhibition, a branded podcast launch, and an impactful social media campaign.
The dynamic opening film traces important engineering events in history, and I was pleased to help extend its impact to social media by way of reversioning.
The film competes in the £250k-£1 Million category, and you can vote for it here.