I collaborated with animator Ben Benjies to make this film based on the true story of a young girl Leona who suffered from sickle cell disease. It highlights how difficult it is for a young teenager, to live with sickle cell disease as well as the fact that patients need blood transfusions and depend on the public to donate blood. Leona died tragically soon after the film was made, she had just turned 18. She needed a bone marrow transplant that she didn't receive on time. She was an amazing young, courageous woman, full of hope and ambitions for the future. She wanted to train to work with sick children.
The film was commissioned by Channel Four, as part of its series Blood Matters and produced by the DFG.
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