The children's Society - MAKE RUNAWAYS SAFE Campaign Short Film

A campaign film commissioned by The Children's Society to highlight the problem of runaways across the UK.

“We worked with Sketch for the first time on the film for our Make Runaways Safe campaign. They were very responsive and professional, understanding our brief well and delivering the film to a tight schedule. It was fantastic to be able to leave scripting, casting, direction and production in capable and experienced hands. Inevitably there were quite a few tweaks and changes along the way and we found Jeremy to be very flexible and accommodating. We are very pleased with the end result.”
— Tom Robin, Senior Marketing Manager, The Children's Society

As part of their campaign to highlight the issue of runaways in the UK, The Children's Society commissioned Sketch to write and produce a short film based on a case study. We wrote and produced the film in record time with professional actors in South East London. The film became an important part of the Runaways campaign and was received as a powerful piece of filmmaking.

Production Notes: the brief was to produce a short film that highlighted the risks facing young runaways. We wrote a script which told the story of a young runaway who was at risk of sexual exploitation, alcohol abuse and sleeping on the streets. We then started casting the film and scouting London for locations. We set our filming dates and recruited the key members of the crew needed to make the film. After narrowly avoiding the riots in London (we were shooting in Peckham), the film was shot over two sunny days in August 2011.

Kelly – Jessica Collins
Man – Francis J Exell

Writer and Director: Jeremy Riggall
Editor: Jo Pegram
Producer: Veronica Saez
Assistant Producer: Bianca Mae
DOP: Gabi Norland
Sound Recorder: James Mccormick
Camera Assistant: Jess Stevenson
Prod. Assistant: Haben Habteslasie