11) OKRE Focus: Black Dog

For our last OKRE Focus, George Jaques and Rhianna Dhillon took us through the journey behind OKRE-supported film Black Dog, focusing on the paramount importance of showing vulnerable children as a whole character with skills and hobbies, “not just [as] grieving children, they are so much more than that”. The discussion looked into how best to implement lived experience from children sensitively without “sensationalising” their difficult experiences, and how not every story needs to have a defined beginning or happy ending in order to have an impact.