The Steve Sinnott Foundation



“My Life Changed” – 3 animated films


Huge thanks to all who have contributed –
Newham Teachers Association, Mina Patel, J Crossley-Holland, Bob Jones, Paul J Martin, Nicky Anastasiou, Clarissa Hanna, Andy Langman, Emel Haykiran, Susan Collison, Eve Turner-Lee, Anna Crosby, S Udale, A F Johnson, Mary Sinnott, Sally Pearce
… and to the several anonymous contributors to this project.
 Working together, we can change lives

We’re raising money to make 3 animated mini films

At under 1 minute each, these powerful films telling personal stories of changing lives through accessing education will be used by us to aid an understanding of the work that we do to provide access to learning worldwide. They will be shown in schools, conferences, talks, on our website and to aid learning and fundraising activities. We will also be creating learning resources for schools with the money raised.

Why tell personal stories?

Because they are more interesting. They touch us, make us feel alive, and inspire us. They reflect our basic human need to understand each other, our cultures and how others see the world. Stories are the way in which people reach out and emotionally connect with each other. Storytelling enables people to share their ideas and solutions and not feel alone.

How will we find the stories?
From our work at the Foundation we meet many people who have compelling stories they want to share. As well as these, we are also asking people to send in their personal stories, and asking our online community to vote for the best of all these stories.

Why mini films?
Because they are infinitely viewable. Keeping it short keeps attention. You can fill in the rest.

What’s the money for?
Here’s the breakdown:
50% Animation and Editing
20% Music and Sound
10% Story Competition
20% Rewards and Resources, Indigogo fees

What are the Resources for Schools?

The films themselves, branded stationery to say thank you for fundraising, the booklet of stories, workshop resource packs.

What’s in it for you?

You are actually the ones who are making this happen. You are adding to the EDUCATION FOR ALL movement. You are helping people share their stories, stories that can help and encourage others, stories that will help us understand each other. Education empowers people, gives people choices, we need as much of this as possible right now.

Our film team

Lucy Lee graduated from the National Film & TV School, winning the Chicago Gold Hugo award amongst others, with her graduation film which she made in Russia. She has since made numerous other independent and commissioned films on a wide range of topics and in a wide range of styles, and won awards around the globe. You can see more of her work here

Stelios Koupetoris has been nominated for his work, including Lucy Lee’s “Wasteland” at the UK Music and Sound Awards, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and has been awarded at the Garden State Film Festival, the Drama Film Festival and the Park City Film Music Festival among others.

Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou studied music at the Royal School of Music and acquired her Bachelor and MMus in Composition for Film, Theater and Performing Arts at the Ionian University of Greece. She collaborates with the renowned Grotowski Institute and composes for films and theatre. Nefeli is also the founder of the band “Spooky RedRum”.

Louise Brown is an award winning sound editor and Foley artist. She has worked on films such as “Moshi Monsters: The Movie”, “Anuvahood”, “Plastic” and “Tower Block”. Louise also enjoys working with young people to foster their creativity.