Epilepsy Action - Jack's Story

Jack, Ali and Anna all have epilepsy. We were commissioned to make a series of six short animated films to find out how epilepsy affects them.

The brief was to create some shot animations that would appeal to an audience of 7-11 year olds who wanted to find out more about the different types of epileptic seizures as well as how they should feel and what they can do to help.

We first needed to find the right illustrative style for the animated characters then went about crafting each storyboard with playful scenes, combining full colour characters and key elements with simpler line drawing backgrounds. Depicting the effects of a seiziure without animating a seziure taking place was one of the main challenges. Using young children to voice each story helped to make each tale feel authentic and natural.

Epilepsy Action has received some amazing feedback for the film series from viewers already:

“Thank you for this video, I showed it to my son and I've lost count of how many times he's watched it.
Really helpful, thanks.”

“This is brilliant, just shown my daughter she says it's how she feels. Thank you & Well done”

“Love love love these videos. My 10 year old girl has epilepsy and she loved them too! Having the
children telling their own stories made her realise that there are lots of other children living with
epilepsy and coping with the same issues as her. Thanks for the videos!”



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