Behind A Screen: The Trailer

May 19, 2016

I’m finally at the stage where I can show you the trailer for my short film! Behind A Screen has been my baby for the past 6 or 7 months; I’ve had so many sleepless nights worrying about how it was all going to come together. That might sound crazy considering I’ve been making YouTube videos for just over 2 years – but let me tell you, it’s a completely different ball game when you have so much documentation to complete and other people to schedule in and post-production techniques to master that you’ve never used before. I’m not complaining (for once!) as it was completely my decision to go down the route of making a short film for my college graded unit project. But now that it’s ALMOST complete, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief – and show you the trailer!

When I first started to develop the plot for this film, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look. I knew exactly what I wanted. I knew what I wanted to make the viewer feel. Have I achieved it? I’d say that for the most part, I have. I showed my three closest friends from college (who helped me make the film in the first place – you can see Marina and Carly in a couple of scenes, and Courtney was responsible for the camera work) and each one of them told me that it almost made them cry. It made them slightly uncomfortable. And that’s exactly what I wanted them to feel.

Online bullying needs to be addressed and tackled head-on. It’s something I’ve said numerous times before – too many of my friends, and millions of other people worldwide, have experienced this type of behaviour and it’s completely unacceptable. This concept that anyone can say anything they wish to anyone in the world and think that they can hide behind a computer screen without any repercussions is ridiculous. Thankfully, the world is starting to wake up to this, with some social media users having accounts deleted for their derogatory remarks. But there’s far too many instances for platforms to remove every single person who subjects someone to online bullying – and we should be taking a proactive approach, instead of punishing people after it’s happened. How does reacting help the victim?

Behind A Screen will go live on Monday 23rd May 2016 – the trailer is live now and can be viewed HERE. Feel free to share the trailer and the film on your own social media – the more people that know about it, the better!

I can’t wait to show you all the main production. It’s taken up a lot of my energy, especially over the past 2 months – and I really hope it makes a difference.

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