Google x UNHCR: #TeamRefugees

Role: Producer
Director: Jonny & Jono
Production: Just So
Agency: Grey London, Just So

The story of the first ever Refugee Olympic Team and the 65m+ people fleeing conflict they represent.

Made in partnership with the UNHCR, the film was released on the Google homepage on the eve of the Rio 2016 Games, quickly going viral and going on to reach over 5 million people during the games and adding over a million signatures to the #withrefugees petition. Supporting content was released through The Guardian. 

The film was also presented as part of the UNHCR's presentation at the World Economic Forum in 2017. Sign the UNHCR #withrefugees petition here.

Awards:
Nominated: Achievement in Production, British Arrows Craft Awards 2016
The Drum: New Year Honours 2017
The Drum: Ad Of The Day


Press:
'One of the most important pieces of work of the year.'  - The Drum

‘From helplessness to hope: inspirational tales of the Refugee Olympic Team‘ - The Guardian

***** - David Reviews

‘Inspiring Stuff’ - It’s Nice That

Featured: BBC: Get Inspired, Campaign, Creative Review, AdWeek


Credits:

From Just So:
Directors: Jonny & Jono
Executive Producer: Richard Ascott
Creative Directors: Jonny Madderson & Jono Stevens
Producer: Matt Diegan

Editor: Simon Hargood @ The Assembly Rooms
DoP: Charlie Goodger, Luke Bryant, Daniel Venosa, Dominic Bartels
Score: Freddie Webb & Joe Farley @ Father
Sound Design: Iain Grant @ Father
Grade: Oisin O’Driscoll @ The Mill
Online: Brad Wood @ The Mill

Assistant Producer: Liv Proctor
Researchers: Sophie Perrins, Gideon Berends, Flora Hamilton, Gretha Viana, Lucy Chapman

From Grey London:
Head of Content Production/ Exec Producer: Jessica Ringshall
Creative Director: Andy Lockley & Peter Gatley
Copywriter: Stevie Rowing-Parker
Art Director: Emily Churches
Assistant Producer: Talia Shear
Account Director: Justine Deighan
CMO: Sarah Jenkins
Head of PR & Communication: Veronique Rhys Evans

Additional Footage Courtesy of: BBC, The Guardian, Journeyman TV, Associated Press, CNN, Christian Broadcast Network, Discover The Journey, Marc Silver, Nick Francis, Amnesty International, Lior Sperandeo, ITN Source, Invisible Children, Jonathan Darby, Human Rights Watch.