Save Little Shelley

World Turtle Day is an oft overlooked day of the year. So the challenge was to spread awareness of this day in an engaging way and encourage people on to take up the cause. Thus was born
#SaveLittleShelly, an animated film which followed the journey of a cute baby Turtle from the egg to the sea, fraught with perils and dangers. Giving people a real time experience of saving a Turtle, Shelly could advance to the next stage only with the help of likes, shares and point donations from them. And with every such donation, an equal amount of money was collected for the cause. The overwhelming response of the initiative showed how an imaginary baby turtle can save a million of her kind in the real world.

  • Saptarshi Dey
    Director
  • Arjun Mukherjee
    Writer
  • Anurag Acharya
    Writer
  • Saptarshi Dey
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FICCI BAF AWARDS
    Mumbai, India
    March 31, 2016
    All India Premiere
    Best Animation Short Film in Professional International Categoy
  • GOA AD FEST
    Goa, India
    April 8, 2016
    West Indian Premiere
    Bronze in Digital Animation
Director Biography - Saptarshi Dey

Director, producer Saptarshi Dey, born Calcutta, India, March14th, 1980, began his career in animation as a preproduction artist and 3D animator and later switched his career to Advertising as a creative Director. He also works for various animation films, TV series and works as a freelance illustrator and graphic novelist. He created many cartoons, comic strip, graphic novels for many magazines and newspapers and few publications published his graphic novels as well.
Got his 1st award for an Animation short film in 2009 in L.A.
He got few more awards for achievements in Advertising and Animation in all these years.
In 2016 he got awards for his short film “Save Little Shelley” at FICCI Frames in Best Animation short Film International category in Mumbai, India. The film also has won a metal in Goa Ad Fest, India in the same year.

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Director Statement

I came to this film not as a filmmaker, but as a social and environmental activist who had become fascinated with Turtle extinction and ignorance of people over this issue.

World Turtle Day is an oft overlooked day of the year. So the challenge was to spread awareness of this day in an engaging way and encourage people on to take up the cause. Thus was born
#SaveLittleShelly, an animated film which followed the journey of a cute baby Turtle from the egg to the sea, fraught with perils and dangers. Giving people a real time experience of saving a Turtle, Shelly could advance to the next stage only with the help of likes, shares and point donations from them. And with every such donation, an equal amount of money was collected for the cause. The overwhelming response of the initiative showed how an imaginary baby turtle can save a million of her kind in the real world.