Daisy Chain is an animated film and interactive storybook app narrated by Kate Winslet and written by British Australian writer, Galvin Scott Davis. Daisy Chain tells the magical story of a little girl named Buttercup Bree who falls victim to nasty posts from shadowy bullies… until she discovers that her love of Daisy Chains unlocks a power that will bring light to the darkness of the playground. Daisy Chain is the follow up to the acclaimed anti-bullying Children’s book ‘Dandelion’. Daisy Chain allows parents and children to better understand cyber-bullying by teaching them the power of kindness, and the the impact of positive and negative sharing.
The project is released in time for UK Anti-Bullying Week (16th – 20th November) with a percentage of Daisy Chain merchandise sales going to the Anti-Bullying Alliance (UK).
This Tim Burton-like tale was written and directed by award-winning creative Galvin Scott Davis, and produced by digital agency Protein One. Galvin, originally from Erith in Kent, moved to Sydney in his twenties and has become a successful creative.
The interactive app (£1.49*)is the sequel to the Best of Appstore 2012 recipient ‘Dandelion’. Both stories intertwine to tell the story of children who are bullied yet overcome the darkness to become something bigger than ever before. Daisy Chain was financed with the assistance of Screen Australia.
Galvin had met Kate twenty years previous, as a young UK actor on on the set of Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. During a short conversation, Kate had asked Galvin what his ambition was. He told her he wanted to write and direct. Kate’s last words to him were, “My advice would be, never give up”. And twenty years on, when writing the second book in a series who’s theme is to never give up, Galvin knew there was only one voice in mind. Galvin took a chance and sent the book out to Kate’s agent. To his surprise, Kate responded to the story, herself a victim of bullying. Not only is Kate one of the world’s most respected and recognised actresses, she is also a passionate advocate against the way people are judged by how they look. Daisy Chain captures this message and captured her attention.
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