NTU students produce ‘Freed’ animation to break down homelessness stereotypes

We are excited to showcase ‘Freed’, a short animation created by NTU students for Emmanuel House, which raises awareness of homelessness and its stereotypes.

In February this year, we presented a live brief to 61 2nd year Animation BA students at Nottingham Trent University. Alongside other presentations, they were given the option to  ‘produce a short animation on the subject of breaking down stereotypes about homelessness’. The presentation included information about what homelessness means, how it can happen and the vital services provided by Emmanuel House.

A group of 4 students took up the challenge and over an 11 week period they developed their ideas with guidelines, feedback and real life case study examples from our marketing team.

The final animation ‘Freed’ is just over 3 minutes long and illustrates how relationship breakdown can lead to homelessness, the reality of being in crisis and how to access support from services like Emmanuel House.

“The Animation course is so pleased to partner with Emmanuel House and for our students to produce work of value to them in raising awareness of homelessness.”

Jeremy Moorshead, Senior Lecturer on the Animation course

“The students have produced a brilliant piece of work. The animation will be of real practical use to the charity.”

Denis Tully, CEO of Emmanuel House

Thank you to the animation team – Chloe Sung, Gavin Chan, Cyril Dumol and Nicole Summers and the voice actor Corben Page – for their excellent work.

How students can access homelessness support

Anyone over the age of 18 can access services at Emmanuel House, regardless of their personal characteristics, cultural identity or economic status. If you are under 18 and need help and support, Base 51 are a Nottingham based service for 11-25 year olds. If you are currently in education please contact your relevant student support services.