CASA: One Boy’s Story


“One Boy’s Story”

Court Appointed Special Advocates


OUR ROLE     DESIGN   DIRECTION   PRODUCTION   ANIMATION   EDITORIAL



Our team was enlisted to help tell the story, using animation and live-action, of an eight-year-old boy who had been abandoned by his parents and with the help of a CASA volunteer, adopted into a loving family. The spot makes use of an imaginary world of paper cut-outs which place the boy and the volunteer firmly in the center of a whirlwind of court proceedings, lawyers and multiple foster homes. 

Mode Project totally made the script come to life in this incredible video hybrid that is obviously digital but remarkably analog in spirit.
— Rick Valicenti, Founder and Design Director, Thirst

Mode Project was presented with this opportunity via design studio Thirst/Chicago on behalf of EPIC (Engaging Philanthropy Inspiring Creatives), an organization which helps top-tier creative talent join forces with nonprofit clients.





Midwest Emmy Award 2012 Outstanding Crafts Achievement - Animation / Art Direction

Midwest
Emmy Award 2012
Outstanding Crafts Achievement - Animation / Art Direction

Midwest Emmy Award 2012 Outstanding Achievement - Community / Public Service

Midwest
Emmy Award 2012
Outstanding Achievement - Community / Public Service

Silver - North America 2012 Art Direction & Design - PSA

Silver - North America 2012
Art Direction & Design - PSA

Silver 2013 Cause Marketing

Silver 2013
Cause Marketing