In 2013 I worked closely with Plan Australia to create a series of 7 short films for the launch of a new campaign based on child rights. We kicked it off in Ethiopia with the first brief being centred around the 'Right to Play,' and luckily we found just the youngster to demonstrate how important play and interactive learning are in early childhood development. We had two and a half days with Hennock, and spent the initial time getting to know him, before writing a story and filming during the next two. I actually ran the race with him six times, and he won 5 out of 6 of them (a sandal mishap cost him the first race and threatened to derail the whole shoot).
This project wouldn't have been possible without people like: Charlotte Strong (Senior Communications Advisor Plan Australia) Sinead Blessing (Content & Communications Officer Plan Australia) Demeke Fekadu (Field Officer Plan Ethiopia)