Currently 2 excellent animations have been completed from the poems written during the year both parents died from smoking related lung cancer they are…
- Invited Guest – animated by Emily and Anne, Produced by South Yorkshire Film Makers Network
- The Smell of Smoke – animated by Jethro Myers Produced by Distant Futures Animation Studio
Looking For… Update 260112
UPDATE ON ‘STOP BEFORE YOU START’ ANIMATED FILM-POEM COMMISSION
Note: The deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest for the Invited Guest project was 22nd December, 2011.
AWARD WINNING animators Anne and Emily have now been appointed. Thank you to all who applied the standard was excellent.
Pre Jan 2012
We are commissioning an animated short film that will be adapted from a short poem about avoiding the onset of smoking and continuing addiction to smoking. The poem is a focal point of the ‘Stop Before You Start’ campaign, headed by Sheila McGill.
We are now evaluating your expressions of interest and will be contacting successful appicants after 9th January, 2012.
If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Stop Before You Start© (SBYS) will be a self contained education pack for schools, inspired around the real-life experiences of Sheila McGill who lost both parents to smoking related cancer within 12 months of each other. Her account, expressed through narrative poetry, will be embedded into lesson frameworks using the emotionally charged poems written during that time.
Currently 12 - 15% of 15 year olds smoke (depending on location) and SBYS© uses an innovative and proactive approach in challenging attitudes to ‘start smoking’.
To challenge attitudes held by young people in regard to taking up smoking and highlight informed choice. “You will never have to try and STOP if you don’t START” is a motto of the campaign.
Striving to be a major contributor in reducing the uptake of smoking in young people