Many holidays seem to land on a Monday. The good news, it provides many people with a three-day weekend, that actually includes me! I want to take a moment to acknowledge all the men and women that have served our country, including my dad. Thank you.
My show on May 30th will be a rebroadcast of a show from this past January 18th with actress and award winning filmmaker Cassidy McMillan.
Cassidy’s documentary Bullies and Friends www.BulliesAndFriends.com is an in-depth look about the tragedies of bullying that led to the suicides of two young teenage girls. This show will give you an opportunity to hear about her advocacy efforts by bringing this serious topic to schools and organizations.
Cassidy is well respected around the world. Her awards include the United Nations UNA Impact Filmmaking Award; the Walt Disney Company Excellence Award and the Inanna Filmmaker Humanitarian Award.
Perhaps it would surprise you to know that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among children ages 10 and up.
The documentary tells the story of a young girl’s suicide and how she named the three girls that were bullying her. This led to a precedent setting court case, in which for the first time in North America, teens stood trial for bullying.
Learn about some of the root causes of bullying. But where problems are discussed, solutions are also part of the show.
Here is the update since she was last on my show and how you might consider helping.
The two-hour feature length documentary movie BULLIES AND FRIENDS is in final post-production being prepped for release but must meet all distribution requirements/costs in order to be released worldwide on TV Broadcast, Theatrical Screenings, VOD, DVD, Streaming etc. as each outlet requires different technical specifications and costs.
The film is currently raising funding through global contributions from supporters and working to secure Corporate Advertisers, Brand Partners to advertise their products, companies with this award-winning cause film that has been described as “a film that can save lives”
They must raise the required costs for FCC Closed Captioning; E&O Insurance from Film Insurance Company (which alone costs $7000-$9000), Final Studio Sound. Color Studio Work, Clearances, Contracts, Legal Costs, and additional distribution required costs, in order to release this film worldwide to schools, kids, parents, communities.
If you’d like to support the film and get involved to help prevent bullying and help kids through this film, you can donate directly ANY AMOUNT via PayPal Secure Systems Donate Button Film’s Official Website www.BulliesAndFriends.com Get Involved page, and/or if you’d like to potentially become an Executive Producer, or have your Company Be an ADVERTISER with the Film and reach your key demographic of families, schools, teens and support a film that will help families and kids globally, contact the film production crew at office in California at BulliesAndFriendsFilm@gmail.com
You can also SHARE the Film’s Website www.bulliesandfriends.com with Friends, companies, Family, Schools, and LIKE Film’s FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/BulliesAndFriendsFilm
BULLYING PREVENTION SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS and CLASSROOM SKYPE DISCUSSIONS
If your school, youth club would like to arrange a Speaking Engagement with Film’s Director/Bullying Prevention Expert Cassidy McMillan and/or Skype Classroom Discussions, email firstname.lastname@example.org More information can be found at http://www.CassidyMcMillan.com.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in a very worthwhile cause. If you are a parent or grandparent you can understand how both the victim and the bully can collide into a disastrous situation.
If you have any questions regarding this documentary, I encourage you to contact Cassidy directly. I’m sure she would be happy to hear from you.