Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK

Chatting about being active

Job Title: Chatting about being active |Client: Disability Rights UK

What was involved?...

Disability Rights UK approached us with an exciting project set around a piece of writing. We were introduced to an extraordinary creative writer named Owen.

Owen has a disability himself, but that hasn’t deterred him from his writing. Having first-hand experience helped him to shape a short case study about getting active and the community Disability Rights has created for him to meet new people.


His story follows Aftab, a young lad with cerebral palsy who craves independence; Tina, a woman who lost the use of her legs in an accident, but never lost her warm and bubbly personality; and John, an elderly man who lost his leg in the 2nd world war, but this never stopped him from getting active. The common thread between them all, is their social worker, Maggie. With a heart larger then life itself, and a passion for helping people, she introduced these three unlikely acquaintances to help Aftab to realise that his disability doesn’t control his independence.

JOHN… “It was archery that caught my eye.
 Not literally though, eh?

John – Aged 90


Queue the ducks… With such a fantastic and honest story having already been provided, Disability Rights UK needed to find a way to tell it, and inspire as many people as possible. We adapted the story into a screenplay. With such vivid characters and intense backstories, we felt it would work best as an animation, in order to explore each person’s story and help shape the characters. Owen was kept in the loop throughout this whole project, helping to bring these characters to life.

The animation team lip synced the voice actors to the animation, and creating unique ways to show the back stories for each character within the cafe in which the story is set.

Fuzzy Duck
MediaCityUK, Salford
M50 2AB

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