The really wonderful thing about animation in a factual setting is that it can elevate apparently small personal experiences into something that has almost an epic quality.
Hugh Gilsenan - whose real story lay behind the animation won't have been the first young boy to have a difficult relationship with his dad that was abandoned the minute they go joyously to a football game together. But the fragility of that story is somehow told better in animation than conventional film. It allows the viewer to put themselves more emotionally inside the boy's head. We can imprint our own experience on the animated character in a way that's maybe less true with either an actor or an in-vision narrator.
If you have a story about a day that changed your life that you'd like to see in animation, get in contact with The One Show team by emailing email@example.com
Available since: Tue 24 May 2011
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