The 19th November is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. The film will be supported by advertising, and the filmmakers will donate half the advertising revenue in support of WaterAid. Bog Standard charts the story of John. All John wants to do, is poo. However, his quick toilet break at work soon becomes a nightmare as John realises that he forgot to check for loo roll...
Written and Directed by Colin Warhurst (Mancattan), Produced by Chris Lane (Invisible Bullets), and starring Michael Justice as John, Bog Standard is a 10 minute short comedy of errors shot in HD on location (in a toilet) in Salford, England.
In developed countries we, like John, take simple things like loo roll for granted. Sadly, worldwide, 2.6 billion don't have access to a clean, safe toilet, let alone loo roll.
The film will be supported by advertising, and the filmmakers will donate half the advertising revenue in support of WaterAid, an international charity working in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Their mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.
Every day 4,000 children die - thats three children every minute of every day - because they don't have proper toilets. Many have to defecate wherever they can, so faeces contaminates everything they touch, eat and drink, causing deadly diarrhoeal diseases.
'Dig toilets, not graves' is WaterAids latest campaign which looks to stop this needless suffering by providing communities with the tools needed to dig safe pit toilets. These simple pit toilets will last for years, saving lives day after day and cost very little to implement.
By simply watching, enjoying and sharing our film, you can help make a positive change and save lives. To find out more about the 'Dig toilets, not graves' campaign, and for details on how you can donate funds directly to WaterAid http://www.digtoilets.org/