Along the way we have had some very kind people and organisations help us. In no particular order we thank: Ahmed Mudawi, Alexandra Mackenzie, Alison Sudol, Calif Chong, Cameron Mackay, Caroline Slough, David Higham Agency, Dr. Mya “Birdgirl” Craig, Duck Productions, Emma Woodham, Eva John, Folk by the Oak, Iris Andrews, Jackie Morris, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Neil Bromhall, Roza Salih, Robert Macfarlane, Robyn Churchman, The Lost Words, Veronique Baxter, Walker Books.

Translations Credits:

Translations Credits: Our film was translated into many different languages and each one was gifted by the these generous people: Asa Sandzen, Christopher CF Chow Chow, David Menkin, Iona Pusha, Jan Le, Jo Allan, Juliana Matsubara, Katerina Athanasopoulou, Lana Chyk, Laura Spini, Line Langebek, Martin Burns, Mary Krott, Mererid Hopwood, Nicola Wong, Raghnaid Sandilands, Sian Habbell-Aili and Sun Namjkung.


Based on book “The Promise” by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin

The Thief: Katie Leung
The Woman: Olivette Cole-Wilson
The Boy: Shobhit Piasa

Produced and directed by Chi Thai
Illustrated and animated by Simon Ratliff
Adapted for the screen by Chi Thai

Edited by Christopher CF Chow
Music by Ruth Chan
Sound Design by Jon Clarke

Picture Post-Production by Techncolor
Audio Post Production by Factory

Commissioning Editor: Cordelia Hebblethwaite