Curious Films launches global film to raise awareness of child exploitation

Curious Film director Ash Boland was behind the camera for a short film for the MTV Exit Foundation to raise awareness of human trafficking and child exploitation.

The film, which backs charity groups USAID, AUSAID and Walk Free, is to air globally.

The project launched this week with the premiere of a video, ‘This Song Saved My Life’ by Canadian rock band Simple Plan, who crowd-sourced the lyrics from fans on Twitter.

The video was shot over three days on location behind the Curious Sydney office in Surry Hills.

“It was always a big ask to shoot kids, action, guns and make it look and feel like Asia,” said Curious Films producer Tara Riddell. “It was very important to Ash that we make it look “real”, which I truly believe we achieved.”

Campaign Credits:

Director: Ash Bolland
Producer: Tara Riddell
Executive Producer: Peter Grasse
Production Company: Curious Film
D.O.P. Lachlan Milne
Editor: Peter Crombie
Online: Ash Bolland
Client: MTV Exit Foundation
Campaign Director: Matt Love
Head of Creative & Content: Rebecca Mok
Agency: 18 Feet & Rising, Sydney
Exec Creative Director: Dejan Rasic
Creative Director: Derrick Kim


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