Oscars Book Prize asked us to produce a series of videos for their 2023 book awards. The videos would consist of to-camera interviews from the prize's judges, talking about and also reading the shortlisted books. We really enjoyed working with the team on this one, to bring these heartwarming stories to the screen.
We arrived at Amazon HQ, and after some rigorous background checks, we were let through the doors. We set up a colourama background and studio lighting ready for our first interviewee.
We chose to use the Book Prize yellow as one of the backgrounds to really make it pop. Over the course of just 1 days filming, we captured all the assets we needed including a read and a comments section for each shortlisted book and the winner from all 5 judges.
About the prize
Oscar Ashton was three-and-a-half when he died from an undetected heart condition in December 2012. He collapsed on the journey home to London after a pre-Christmas trip to see his grandparents.
"We wrestled with how to commemorate him. By launching Oscar’s Book Prize, a hunt for the best pre-school book of the year, we aimed to celebrate a child’s love for magical stories. They are the books that our son rifled through eagerly and helped to foster his vivid imagination."
Now in its tenth year, Oscar’s Book Prize will continue to reward the brilliant creativity of early-years literature and highlight the importance of reading with children.
We loved working on this project, and of course it was for a special cause. It really made us realise how much childrens books are not just for children. They apply to us all and can have a strong resonance with everyone who reads them.