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

A campaign film commissioned by The Children's Society to highlight the problem of runaway children 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

Production Notes
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. After narrowly avoiding the riots in London (we were shooting in Peckham), the film was shot over two sunny days in August 2011. The film became an important part of the Runaways campaign and was received as a powerful piece of filmmaking.

CAST & CREW
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