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Help Refugees: The Journey by Blinkink

Agency: Blinkink
Date: Dec 2017
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Iranian refugee and artist Majid Adin teamed up with Help Refugees and Blinkink to create ‘The Journey’, a short film depicting the struggles of a separated Syrian family fleeing their home.

The film follows a young Syrian boy whose home has been torn apart by war. Separated from his family during an aerial attack on his home, the young boy embarks on a long, dangerous journey to be reunited with his parents.

Help Refugees first met Majid in the Calais ‘Jungle’ two years ago where he would often talk of his dream of making it as an artist. After safely seeking asylum in the UK, Majid embarked on a creative journey that saw him make the official music video for Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’. Collaborating with animation production company, Blinkink, Majid’s truly moving film for Elton John draws on his personal experience as a refugee.

Now working in partnership with Help Refugees, Majid’s new film ‘The Journey’ will help raise awareness and funds to support the families facing extreme winter conditions across Europe & the Middle East.


Production Company: Blinkink

Directors: Majid Adin

Executive Producer: Ryan Goodwin-Smith

Producer: Alex Halley

Production Coordinator: Rosanna Morley

Creative Lead: Quentin Vien

Written by Alice Burton

Storyboards: Yohann Auroux

Storyboards: Sav Akyüz

Character Design: James Castillo

Character Design: Daniel Lambert

Character Design: Xavier Ren

Environment Design: Laura Quinn

2D Animator: Jac Clinch

2D Animator: Christa Jarrod

2D Animator: George Johnson

2D Animator: Javi Vaquero

2D Animator: Rudo Company

2D Animator: Rebecca Perrone

2D Animator: Setareh Seto

2D Animator: Billy Huntington

2D Animator: Jorn Leeuwerink

Colourist: Margarita Rojas

Colourist: Marga López Luis

Colourist: Rowan Fitzgerald

Compositor: Philippe Medina

Compositor: Simone Ghilardotti

Compositor: John Malcolm Moore

Compositor: Luke Simpson

Compositor: Alasdair Brotherston

Compositor: Maria Cecilia Tedemalm

Editor: Joe Eckworth

Editor: Joe Giffard Tutt

Sound Design: Offset Audio

Music: Jack Savoretti

Music Supervisors: Major Tom