Lovers Agency and Childline, a child abuse service within the NSPCC charity network, approached Moth to create a film to raise awareness about teenage suicide. The script—a narration that peeled back haunting layers behind the struggles with suicidal thoughts—is poignant and powerful. The 2D animation supporting the narration is sophisticated, metaphorical, and pumping with a metronomic pulse that takes viewers to a compassionate place—which exactly where people need to be when it comes to the topic of teenage suicide. All round, it's a visually arresting and deeply moving story from Moth.
Moth is a multi-award-winning animation studio formed by Daniel Chester, Dave Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits.
Since collectively graduating from the Royal College of Art, they have quickly become renowned for their perceptive, emotive storytelling. Whether it’s examining the looming threat of artificial intelligence, the effects of rainforest deforestation, or the plight of refugees, their colorful, hand-drawn animation style and narrative cadence possess a maturity and profundity.
Their projects have been screened and awarded in festivals worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Matter Fisher in 2011, a British Animation award for HIAS: For the Refugee in 2016, a D&AD Graphite pencil and Annecy Crystal Award for their New York Times piece Modern Love: A Kiss, Deferred in 2016, as well as an ADC Young Gun Award and a YCN Professional Award for their greater portfolio of work.