When the stories of four bullied high-school students converge, the decisions of everyone involved have far-reaching consequences.
Everyone has a story to share with the world. We, too, would like to share our story through a High Definition digital short film. In collaboration with some of the great creative minds of Orlando, Florida, our goal is to bring a very moving tale to life—one that touches all our lives, and the audiences' as well.
The Lesson is a short film that follows four teens subjected to bullying through a day in their lives. Throughout, the narrative of a children's tale weaves their stories together. The film will reveal the overwhelming cruelty of bullying and the humiliation it causes, in hopes of inspiring others with stories of overcoming.
What is the story about?
Katrina, Haifa, Erin, and Adam are high-school students. Through the medium of a children's story, the film follows them during one day in their lives, revealing the effect their victimization has on them, on those who stand by and allow the abuse, and on the bullies themselves.
Why are we making this film?
Bullying is rampant in our culture. As a creative team, we have all experienced or witnessed it. We believe there are others who share similar experiences, and would be both touched and entertained by our story.
What are we raising funds for?
In order to share our views about the realities of bullying and what we believe to be the solution, we need the best resources available. The funds raised will be used for equipment and location rentals, the best cast and crew Orlando, Florida can provide, and the myriad of miscellaneous costs associated with film production.
We also hope to bring The Lesson to the world through film festivals and distribution. Every donation will help bring this all-too-often disregarded subject to light, and to create an entertaining, evocative, excellent, and creative piece.
Risks and challenges
We are embarking on a very ambitious project. The concepts that we wish to bring from intangible vision to the reality of film require very specific, realistic locations and costumes, MANY people to properly portray a functioning school, detailed props (many of which will be created by local artists), as well as a talented crew with vision and heart.
It is a risk that if one element of production falls short of our high expectations, the realism of the whole project will suffer. Another difficulty is the time of year we enter production, which directly affects the availability of certain locations, the weather (rain is especially a factor in our sub-tropical locale), and the number of extras that we will be able to help us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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