Your Call is a new and exciting concept based on a much-loved idea.
An initiative of the Theatrical Response Group and funded by the WA Department of the Attorney General Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program and Lotterywest, Your Call Rocks uses the choose your own adventure concept. Hugely popular as interactive books in the early 1980s, Your Call Rocks reimagines this engaging approach as interactive films for a new online audience of young people.
Focusing on youth issues such as alcohol abuse, violence and crime prevention, each film is designed to be an immersive short story that allows the viewer as the point of view participant, to make decisions throughout that change the way the film plays out and ultimately the ending.
Technology is used to create seamless transitions from decision to decision, with the aim being to deliver a continuous and uninterrupted sense of story. Seeing what would have happened if youd done something differently is a key aspect of these films, with each video designed to allow the viewer to go back through the story and make different decisions to see the effect.
We aim to place as few barriers as possible between the youth audience and the experience, so each film operates from a dedicated microsite that sits independently from the Your Call Rocks host site and minimizes any non-story elements. Our marketing and promotional campaigns direct viewers directly to the microsite rather than the Your Call Rocks site, so they can get straight into the film. Only after having watched a film are viewers directed to the host site to find out more about the project and view other films.
After the initial funded pilot project, and with ongoing funding from the WA Government and WA Police, Your Call Rocks aims to deliver at least one new interactive experience each year.
Your Call is an initiative of the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.
The Your Call Student Film Competition is a joint project between Constable Care Child Safety Foundation and WA Police Force Community Engagement. This competition challenges WA high school students to share their views and experiences on issues that matter to them, by creating a 3 minute short film. This joint project began in 2016 when Constable Care Child Safety Foundation combined their Your Call Schools Competition with WA Police Force's Students Advising Youth Project.
The Students Advising Youth Project (SAY Project) was initiated by Peel District Crime Prevention Officer, Senior Constable Tam McKeown in 2013 and involved students from the Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour. The Your SAY Project was run as a one school pilot project in 2013, which proved extremely successful. The project broadened to be open to the 400,000 high school students in the State in 2014. It involved making a short 2 minute film on an anti-drug theme. In 2014 34 submissions were received from 20 schools (8 regional/14 Metro). The primary sponsor of the project was the Lions Club of Mandurah
Since joining forces in 2016, the Your Call Student Film Compeition has grown each year. In 2019 more than 100 registrations were received from students across the state. Click here to read more on this year's competition.