Charity Advert / Hug Riley / Debra



We worked with our favourite dynamic duo Hayley & Amy on this piece for uk charity Debra, we like to work with charities, it’s simply good to do and good for you too.

The set was actually a function room at the Holdsworth Hotel in Halifax, because of Riley’s tender age and condition we had to ensure the setup was super simple, not intimidating and of course very safe.

After determining camera angles we setup early making sure our star ‘Riley’ could come on set and get straight into it, he’d never done anything like this before. Needless to say he was a ‘Star’ and after he’d left the set many of us found it hard not to be upset.

We did feel somewhat comforted by the fact we were helping grow awareness for the Debra charity.

We did also feel proud and happy when this short piece won a Roses Creative Bronze Award (TV/Cinema Commercial Productions for £20k or less)

Happy Ending : )

Here’s what our client had to say about the project:

“We had a small cinema job for a charity that needed shooting in just one day. We’d already worked with Adrian in the past and knew this job would be perfect for him as not only was it a quick turn around but we wanted it to look beautiful too - and Adrian knew the tricks to help create a great award winning advert.

Hayley Parle, Creative Director