A collaboration with the Ministry of Stories on the Anemotions project, a series of animated stories about our feelings, big and little.

Feel Outside the Box was devised and written with a group of 9 to 11 year olds at risk of exclusion. I facilitated the process through storytelling to storyboarding and scripting. The young people designed the props, backgrounds and characters: drawing each one from different angles and and with the various facial expressions they wanted me to use while animating. Then they recorded the script and I did the animation using their designs. Along the way we talked about mental health: being bullied, feeling lonely, learning how to protect yourself while also letting people in so you can make friends.

This film along with others from the Anemotions series was screened at primary schools around the UK through Place2be.

You can read more about the project on the Ministry of Stories blog.

"Lily volunteered with us (Ministry of Stories) on our flagship project Anemotions, as one of our expert Animators. Lily worked with our young people, listening to their ides and interpreting their scripts to create the fantastic short 'Feel outside the box'. They hit every deadline, was super responsive in all her communications and we're really happy with the final animation."
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