Sometimes it can be hard to see beyond a child’s disability. At Variety, we know there is magic in every child, just waiting to be shown to the world. So we challenged artist Tara Winona, and Australian singer-songwriter Melanie Dyer, to help unleash the true personalities of 9-year-old Harry and 12-year-old Madi. And they only had one week to do it!

If it feels awkward when we see people hug on screen sometimes we get you, please know these videos were filmed before COVID changed things.

Singer / Songwriter Melanie Dyer meets 9-year old Harry

Singer/songwriter Melanie Dyer was challenged with composing a song to unleash the true Harry on the world. In just one week!

Artist Tara Winona meets 12-year old Madi

Artist Tara Winona was given one week to create an artwork that unleashes Madi's inner magic.

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Behind the Scenes of Project Unleash