This is the moment we found out Roots & Wings had won the award for Best Commissioned Film at Haelo Film Festival 2017. Haelo is an innovation and improvement science centre in Salford that seeks to positively influence the delivery of public services, and their annual film festival showcases the best in public sector film-making nationally. The work we submitted was our Future Fund campaign video, a project undertaken in collaboration with Great North Children’s Hospital and Newcastle University to help fundraise for a new childhood cancer research centre right here in Newcastle.

As you can see we were over the moon to be given the award. Thanks again to everyone who helped in the making of the video, most of all the kids on Ward 14 and all the nurses and staff for being so warm and welcoming. You can watch the winning videos from all four categories on the Haelo Film Festival website and I would recommend checking them out. There’s some lovely pieces of work on there and most importantly, it’s all about the public sector… When the public sector wins, we all win. Keep up the fantastic work everyone!

You can watch Roots and Wings’ entry below…