When Saroo Brierley was just five years old, he became lost from his family, after accidentally falling asleep on a train headed for Calcutta.
25 years later, Saroo discovered Google Earth, and so began his monumental challenge to reunite with them.
When Saroo's story was adapted into the Oscar-nominated feature, 'Lion', Google asked B-Reel to create a short film that would highlight the instrumental role Google Earth played in his reunion.
But they gave us just ten days to make it from a smattering of existing film and photography assets.
My creative partner and I directed the team at B-Reel. And the restraints we were given pushed us to rely heavily on 3D motion captures from Google Earth, which turned out to be more beautiful and demonstrative than any live action assets could ever be.