Original Title: Dear Habib Spanish Title: English Title: Dear Habib Year and month of production: 2019 Length: 4 minutes Production country: United Kingdom, Switzerland Genre: Fiction, Animation Language: English Subtitles: No subtitles Trailer (link): Web: Facebook:
Dear Habib focuses tells the real story of an unaccompanied minor in the United Kingdom. It focuses on his experience, as a young man transitioning into adulthood, dealing with the loss of home and family, further complicated by the threat of deportation.
The film is directed by Majid Adin (Elton John’s Rocketman) and Team Tumult. Majid brings his own perspective to bear in this film, himself a refugee and asylum seeker. He travelled across Europe in 2015, spending six months in ’The Jungle’ camp in Calais.
Team Tumult worked closely with Majid at Feed Me Light to realise this touching film about a young man trying to build a life in a new country.
The film is the culmination of a three-year ESRC-funded project, ‘Becoming Adult: conceptions of futures and wellbeing among migrant young people in the UK’. Habib worked with academics Dr Elaine Chase (UCL) and Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) throughout the project, sharing his own story and collecting the stories of other migrant youth.
Co-director Majid Adin (known for co-directing the recent remake of Elton John?s ?Rocket Man? music video) himself travelled across Europe in 2015, seeking asylum in the UK, and studied fine art before beginning a career in animation production. Majid has collaborated with Executive Producer, Ryan Goodwin-Smith, on a number of projects relating to his own experiences as a refugee.
Team Tumult are a Zurich based collective of talented writers, artists, animators and illustrators who Feed Me Light are thrilled to be working with.
Their ability to write and produce visual stories for a range of clients ensures that what is delivered is something creatively unique. Their approach is driven by their differing views internally on how to approach a project and this keeps their work diverse and fresh, and uniquely ‘Team Tumult’. But despite their differing approaches and ideas, they are all motivated and driven by the common goal of creating amazing work.
That’s why we like them so much, because they have the same approach and ethos as we do here at FML.
Team Tumult recognises that every story is different, and they strategically approach it to ensure that they consider all possibilities to find the right visual language for each and every project. Whether it be traditional animation, motion graphics, stop motion or illustration, Team Tumult has skill and flexibility to respond to each individual client needs.
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