MINISTRY OF STORIES
There Once Was A Someone

Every year Radley Yeldar supports communities and charitable organisations they believe in and this year they found the perfect match, the Ministry of Stories, one of their neighbours in East London.

The Ministry of Stories is an imaginative space and community that supports and inspires young people to write. They run innovative storytelling and writing workshops in disadvantaged areas that empower young people’s imaginations and build confidence, self-respect and communication skills. They provide a publishing platform for young writers so their voices and stories are heard.

Partnering with RY and the Ministry of Stories, motion design studio Mr Kaplin, creative producer Hugh Ip from One Small Pixel, and scriptwriter Stephen Marsh from Hornsey Films worked to help bring that story to life – a charming tale of a character who lives in a world full of stories and is looking for help to get their own voice heard.

To make sure that this simple but universal story had wide appeal we adopted a very straight forward, stripped back, almost elemental approach to the narrative, one that reads like a fable.

The aim was to capture the mission of the Ministry of Stories and the wonderful things that can happen when young people’s ideas are nurtured and shared.

To find out more about the Ministry of Stories and how you can support their work please visit their website – ministryofstories.org

MINISTRY OF STORIES

RADLEY YELDAR

CREATIVE PRODUCER:
HUGH IP
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:
JULES MASCARHENAS
DESIGN, DIRECTION AND ANIMATION:
MR KAPLIN
SCRIPTWRITER:
STEPHEN MARSH
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN:
WHITE NOISE LAB
VOICEOVER:
KAIT BORSAY