Initially, I investigated publishing Smaller as an illustrated book. And it was while investigating that option that I was introduced to renowned children's illustrator Ross Kinnaird. Ross very kindly drafted some images to match the words in 2011. But we went no further.
I then put the poem on Facebook and received heart-warming feedback from friends.
We got a team together and story-boarded the poem. In doing that I mooted using Lily as the voice, introducing and reading the poem. Everyone seemed to like that idea (especially Lily) and we scripted it accordingly.
Ross Kinnaird drew all the animation and friend and designer David Craggs created the finished feature. Ross, David and the team at Franklin Road Studios all offered their time and creativity in making Smaller free of charge.Visit Franklin Road Studios website