Released 4th July 2015, the animated film generated a lot of media attention including, nationally The BBC, The Guardian, The Pool as well as internationally; The Atlantic and Little White Lies. It also received ‘Vimeo Staff Picks’ and selection for Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and The Smalls Film Festival.
On July 7th 2005 I was one of the Londoners involved in the King’s Cross bombings. That morning I found myself on the carriage behind the one that was bombed, in which 26 people lost their lives.
I have never publicly spoken about what happened that day. Nor do a lot of my friends know that I was even involved. A year ago I realised that it was going to be the 10 year anniversary this July and decided that this would be a good time to share my experience. I am no wordsmith so I thought it might be best to use animation to communicate my story; as a motion graphic designer this felt most appropriate to me.
This is my story of Seven Seven, and how a stranger’s kindness helped me get out and start to move on. I never asked my guardian angel’s name, something I regret as I’ve never been able to really thank them. This animation is my way of giving them thanks – I really hope it can reach him.
For me, this film is about more than just personal catharsis and sharing an experience. Its about an act of remembrance, tribute and gratitude…
This film was funded by the Arts Council England and through crowd funding on Kickstarter.