Spinal cord injury charity Aspire commissioned Inspired to create an empowering, emotive campaign film, posing the question “What does Independence mean to me?” to three beneficiaries of Aspire’s services, demonstrating how this essential charity has touched the lives of thousands of people who have suffered a serious spinal cord injury, allowing them to go from injury to independence.
"Independence" won a Silver Award for Best Film at the 2017 Charity Film Awards and was Highly Commended at the 2016 EVCOM Clarion Awards.
Louis Paltnoi directed the film: “Asylum seekers and refugees are vulnerable, desperate, without a voice. Many arrive with just the clothes on their backs, nothing more.
“Yet when they reach the (supposed) safe UK shores, they are often portrayed inaccurately and negatively by an influential mainstream media.
“This helps to fuel a hostility and stigma towards them by the general public, alienating and dehumanising a section of society that needs as much support as it can get.
“So we were inspired to create the film ‘I am a human’. It aims to spread facts not fear, get the story straight, and make audiences realise that asylum seekers and refugees are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters.
This imaginative stop frame, part live-action animated film was commissioned by The Army Families Federation, to explain their important role assisting families within the Army community . It illustrates the importance of key messages and their delivery in a concise, uncomplicated and easily understandable manner.