Day 22

The Helpful Dead

Wyke Regis Junior School, Dorchester Arts and First Light

Bound by love and destiny: a grieving mother, an Olympic sailor in trouble, and a drowning boy who becomes a local legend…

About the Maker

The filmmakers were year five children at Wyke Regis Junior School which overlooks the site of the 2012 Olympic sailing events at Portland. In their research, they found in the head teacher’s logbook of 1872, a first hand account of a shipwreck, and used that to create an emotional link with the present in this animation.