Elton John Video Contest Winner Majid Adin Animates a Sad, Beautiful Film About Refugees

Film for Help Refugees by Blinkink Draws on Director's Personal Experience

Published On
Dec 19, 2017

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Majid Adin, the former Iranian refugee who won the competition to create the first official music video for Elton John's "Rocket Man" earlier this year, has teamed up with charity Help Refugees and Blinkink to create "The Journey," a beautifully animated short film depicting the struggles of a separated Syrian family fleeing their home.

Soulfully set to the track "Catapult" by Jack Savoretti, the film depicts a young Syrian boy whose home has been torn apart by war. Separated from his family during an aerial attack on his home, he embarks on a long, dangerous journey to be reunited with his parents. It concludes with the message that some children will see more this winter than an adult will experience in a lifetime.

Adin cites his personal experience of the Calais refugee camp the "Jungle" two years ago when describing the project in a statement: "Help Refugees were such a support to me when I was in the Calais "Jungle" so it has been an honour to work with them and Blinkink on this project. If this film helps just one of the millions of refugee children struggling this winter, then it will have done its job."

Credits

Date
Dec 19, 2017
Brand:
Help Refugees
Client:
Help Refugees
Production Company:
Blinkink
Director:
Majid Adin
Executive Producer:
Ryan Goodwin-Smith
Producer:
Alex Halley
Production Coordinator:
Rosanna Morley
Creative Lead:
Quentin Vien
Writer:
Alice Burton
Storyboard:
Yohann Auroux
Storyboard:
Sav Akyüz
Character Design:
James Castillo
Character Design:
Daniel Lambert
Character Design:
Xavier Ren
Environment Design:
Laura Quinn
2D Animator:
Jac Clinch
2D Animator:
Christa Jarrod
2D Animator:
George Johnson
2D Animator:
Javi Vaquero
2D Animator:
Rudo Company
2D Animator:
Rebecca Perrone
2D Animator:
Setareh Seto
2D Animator:
Billy Huntington
2D Animator:
Jorn Leeuwerink
Colorist:
Margarita Rojas
Colorist:
Marga López Luis
Colorist:
Rowan Fitzgerald
Compositor:
Philippe Medina
Compositor:
Simone Ghilardotti
Compositor:
John Malcolm Moore
Compositor:
Luke Simpson
Compositor:
Alasdair Brotherston
Compositor:
Maria Cecilia Tedemalm
Editor:
Joe Eckworth
Editor:
Joe Giffard Tutt
Sound Design:
Offset Audio
Music:
Jack Savoretti
Music Supervisor:
Major Tom

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