Picnic Animation Studio

Our Time

Our Time
‘Making Sense of Mental Illness’

 
 

Our Time is a charity that helps children cope with the effects of parental mental illness. CEO Dympna Cunnane approached PICNIC with an idea for a serialised animated toolkit to aid discussions about mental illness with primary age kids.

To find out more about Our Time click here, and to help fund more material click here.

 
 
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Research shows that 25% of the school population live with a parent who has a mental illness. Without help, 70% of them will go on to develop mental health problems in their youth, and 40% will require treatment by the age of 20. These statistics demonstrate that we should be doing more to educate young people about mental health.

 
 
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It can be tricky to get the tone right when sharing ideas around mental health with schoolkids, so we built a script around characters that soften difficult-to-digest information. This way the toolkit gives kids a chance to learn about mental illness in a way that doesn’t complicate, condescend or confuse.

 
 

Production Stills

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Credits

PICNIC
Executive Producer - Daniela Hornskov Sun
Creative Director - Mina Song
Written by - Ellie Petrova, Liam O’Connor
Script Consultation - Maria O Loughlin
Editorial - Daniela Hornskov Sun
Storyboard, Animatics & Editing - Ellie Petrova
Character Design & Artwork - Ellie Petrova
Animation Lead - Ross Plaskow
Animation - Thanh Tran, Ellie Petrova
Music - DanCa
Arrangement - Liam O’Connor
Sound - DanCa
VO - Rebecca Courtney

OUR TIME
Executive Producer - Dympna Cunnane
Consultants - Helena Kulikowska, Alan Cooklin, Khirsty McCarter

Our Services

Script | Design | Storyboarding | Animation | Music | VO
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