The Helper Documentary - Treacle
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The Unsung Heroes, a choir of domestic helpers

We partnered with Cheeky Monkey Productions to produce The Helper, a feature-length documentary that chronicles diverse stories from Hong Kong’s domestic worker community, uncovering the inspiring combination of grit, pride and determination that drives them. The film premiered in Hong Kong in May 2017 and is due for theatrical and digital release later this year. To receive updates on when and where you can watch the film, please 'like' the facebook page or email

Title: The Helper

Client: Cheeky Monkey Productions

Director: Joanna Bowers (Cheeky Monkey Productions)

Post-production Supervisor: Tom Mitchell (Treacle)

Co-producer: Josie Mitchell (Treacle)

Titles and Graphics: Treacle

Animators: Ho Sheung Ning and Wong Hiu Ching (Treacle)

Opening titles
Motion graphics showing the burdens that domestic helpers carry
Opening titles scene with red lanterns
Opening titles scene of a breakfast table

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