A Thread of Hope

Nothing motivates us more than working on projects we feel are helping to make a difference. This has led us to make films exploring youth crime, county lines, neurodiversity, even chronic medical conditions. ‘A Thread of Hope’ for MADE51 is brought to life by UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, a global organization dedicated to saving lives. protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

We’re grateful Brand Opus selected us as the animation studio to team up with director and social media prodigy Troy Browne. His distinctive mixed media style is a striking format to tell this evocative and moving story. The collaboration was very smooth, Troy was a pleasure to work with. We’re proud to have been involved with the project and would urge you to visit the MADE51 website and discover the beautiful craftsmanship yourself. Full version available here:


Client: MADE 51 / UNHCR
Agency: Brand Opus
Client Director: Gill Creedon
Creative Director: Ian Ritch
Written by : John Matthews
Producer: James Baines
Post Producer: Anneliese Guy
Business Director: Daniel Wegrzyn
Photography Road2Films

Director: Troy Browne
Animation Producers: James Murphy, Miles Paulley
Design: Troy Browne, Theresa Hilsden, Tom McCarten
Animation: Troy Browne, Tom Mccartten, Justin Lowings, Rob Millington

Voiceover: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Music: Bats for Lashes ‘At your feet’
Sound design & mix: Pitch & Sync