Stories Lived

Manly Women’s Shelter: Colours **Past Audience Award Winner**

The true story of a woman who overcomes domestic violence and embraces her life, through the support of the Manly Women’s Shelter of Sydney, Australia.  The Shelter “provides support for women in crisis to help them feel safe and rebuild their lives.”  The film moves through an animation representation of the speaker’s words as she relays her path, representing her colourless existence transforming to one of colours and hope.

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About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Rio Hikichi

140 ELEMENT is not a video production company, a strategy consultancy, a marketing agency nor a branding company. But we do all of those things because we are a geeky creative team that offers a complete creative service with a digital edge, and they, all in combination, help your business grow like we do.

Our vision is simple: to work with our client partners to turn ideas into beautiful, effective and brilliant creation, that works and brings the highest possible return on investment.

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  1. Such a moving short video that totally catches you while listening and seeing beautiful images! 140element has an amazing ability to tell stories! Looking very much forward to see what else they make!!!

  2. This is very different to other ones and it’s usually harder to tell this kind of story by animation. But this piece of work is very moving and I’m very impressed by their creativeness. Very well made !

  3. Lucky that I came across this video. Its so inspiring for me as a women
    Hats off to the creator of the video