Mikey and Jools Keep Safe

Eight year old Jools and her big brother Mikey escape into a vibrant world of imagination to escape the reality of domestic abuse they experience at home.

The project is an integrated resource (print, web, film) commissioned by Children Experience Domestic Abuse Recovery (CEDAR), written by Martin McCardie (Katie Morag, Taggart, River City) and produced by award-winning mediaco-op.

•Celtic Media Festival, Torc Award for Education (2012)
•CHINH India Kids Festival, Silver in Early Education (2011)
•Chicago International Film Festival, Intercom Gold Plaque (2011)
•Accolade, Award of Merit, recognising “exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, stand out production, and unique voices.” (2011)

Digital cute houses in Scotland under a night sky
Mikey and Jools fly in an imagination paper airplane. Jool waves at viewer

Jools dreams of flying away in a paper aeroplane
Jools remembers experiencing abuse at the hands of her father.

CEDAR recovery invitation card for launch event in Edinburgh
CEDAR network event launch details
Screengrab of the CEDAR network website and custom illustrations from Mikey and Jools. CEDAR network website supports women and children dealing with unsafe situations
Screengrab of the CEDAR network and custom illustrations created from Mikey and Jools keep safe.
Character designs of Jools, a cute six year old girl. She shows a range of emotions, happy, sad, scared, excited.
Character designs for Mikey, a brave eight year old boy
Character deisngns of Mum, showing a range of emotions. Happy, sad, scared, worried.
Character designs of tom, an orange cat. Cute digital illustration