To help deal with a sensitive subject, I was commissioned by the BBC to create animations for a Panorama documentary on ‘peer-on-peer’ child abuse. To help anonymise the victims but still tell their stories in a powerful manner, over six minutes of hand-drawn animated content was created to accompany four different children’s accounts.
Working with my wife, Kate Munday, we produced four different treatments to make each case identifiably unique. It was an extremely challenging project in many ways; partly in terms of the amount of content we needed to create but mostly the emotional impact of working on these stories and the difficulty of dealing with the subject in an accurate yet sensitive manner.
Available on the BBC iPlayer at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b098tgsl/panorama-when-kids-abuse-kids