And Then Something Changed Wins MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award
Due to COVID-19, this year’s MIPCOM market was held digitally. Producer, co-writer and composer Eliza Hull accepted the award in a live-streamed ceremony held on October 13.
Fellow finalists in the ‘Representation of Diversity in Kids Programming’ division included Pablo (Paper Owl Films – UK), and Lockdown (Sinking Ship Entertainment – Canada).
And Then Something Changed tells the story of eight-year old Louis, who wakes up to a school day where nothing is quite right. Gone are the motorised backpacks, electric stairs, self-dressing clothes and elevating floors that Louis relies on. In this short film, we discover what it’s like to be a child with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and what it’s like to navigate a world that isn’t built for you. Portraying a realistic and un-sensationalised representation of a ‘day in the life’ of Louis – through his reflections – And Then Something Changed explores a present-day world where accessibility is still an issue.
Sticky Pictures’ And Then Something Changed is one of three DisRupted films, a content initiative by the ABC and Screen Australia that launched on 2019’s International Day of People with Disability. The episodes explore universal themes including independence, empowerment, and friendship through unique perspectives.
The ACTF congratulates Sticky Pictures, the ABC, Screen Australia and the entire And Then Something Changed team on a fabulous win.
And Then Something Changed is a Sticky Pictures Production with investment from the ABC and Screen Australia as part of the DisRupted content initiative. The program can be purchased for home and educational use via the ACTF Shop. The ACTF distributes the DisRupted Collection internationally.