Are you a child in trouble and need someone to talk to? Call back during office hours.
Aye, that could be the grim future for the usual 24-hour service ChildLine, as their funds are extremely low. To prevent this they have launched an emergency appeal, and with that of course, an advert. Enfant terribles Lee and Dan have grabbed their camera again to shoot a sixth sense style ad produced by Quiet Storm. Most of the crew lending a hand on this ad worked entirely for free, and childline are looking to place it on reduced fee cinema and/or TV airings in the UK. Meanwhile they have the ad and their plea available on this website: We Hear Scared People.
ChildLine Founder and Chair Esther Rantzen said:
"Many of the desperate children we speak to overnight are facing real emergencies and don’t know where else to turn for help.
In the loneliest hours of the night we have called ambulances for children who have tried to commit suicide, found shelter for children thrown out of their homes and called the police or social service for children who can no longer live with the abuse they've endured.
The emergency appeal we are launching today is the only way to ensure that our lines are always open whenever a child needs us. Donate now by calling 0800 876 6000 or visiting our website."
Sticky brained adgrunts will recall that Lee and Dan signed with Quad productions back in Feb, but have now begun directing with Quiet Storm, where they joined as creatives earlier this year. It makes more sense for them as Quiet storm is both an agency and a production company.