Created by Anomaly.
An inspiring story of a few remarkable heroes on the Island of Lesvos who helped almost half a million refugees in 2015 has been documented in a new short film called Ode to Lesvos, created by Johnnie Walker Storyline - an ongoing series that aims to find and tell the world’s most inspirational stories of human progress.
Throughout the past year, headlines from the region have naturally focused on the tragic aspects of the unfolding human drama in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Ode to Lesvos shines a light on a lesser told story – the inspiring response of islanders who opened their hearts to the refugees and whose positivity drove them to rescue people from the sea, give shelter, and provide food and water.
Johnnie Walker is also supporting leading global organisation Mercy Corps, an organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster. Since the Syria war began, Mercy Corps has helped more than 7.7 million affected by the crisis and expanded their programming to Greece and The Balkans in response to the migration crisis.
Learn more and donate here: https://donate.mercycorps.org/Johnnie...
Johnnie Walker global brand director Guy Escolme Director Talal Derki Created in partnership with Anomaly Production company Jouzour Productions Executive producer Kate Noble Director of photography Olympia Mytilinaiou Editor Govert Janse Line producer Kaj Holmberg Production assistant Nikos Mpikas Producers assistant Heidi Erickson Location manager Adamantia Fytili Gaffer Giannis Maragoudakis Technical director Soudade Kaadan First camera assistant Konstantinos Kiousis Second camera assistant Kalliopi Perdika Field editor Anne Kristina Kliem Sound engineer Nikos Bougioukos Driver Giorgos Karam Fyllis Safety driver Klado Giannis Interpreter Katerina Karaoulani Translator Annie Vasilopoulou Steadicam operator Stefanos Kalothetos Steadicam assistant Giorgos Estratiadis Underwater photography Stelios Apostolopoulos Stills photographer Talal Doukmak Colorist Matt Hare Online lead Morten Vinther Clean-up artist Hugo Rodriguez Executive producer Anya Kruzmetra Music supervision and sound mix AMP Amsterdam Music composer Sandy Lavallart