We were over the moon to work with Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support again. SARSAS asked us to produce a film to promote their group work sessions. The final film was selected for a Public Choice Award in the 2020 British Animation Awards, which we are very proud about.
The ‘group work’ brief was to design appealing and relatable female characters to take the viewer from what they think group counselling sessions are, to how they can actually make you feel; listened to, believed and supported. We knew immediately we wanted to get brill directing duo Hend and Lamiaa on board.
Using the SARSAS brand guidelines Hend and Lamiaa brought the characters to life, experimenting with female forms and colours, whilst Rumpus brought the voice record and animatic together.
Direction, design and animation: Hend Esmat and Lamiaa Diab
Storyboard: Laura Miranda Moreno
Voice Over: Katy Maw
Creative Producer: Stef Bowskill