Thursday, 4th January 2018
a serious comedy
Standing Up to Bullying
Whether at school or at work, we all encounter bullies and we each cope with them in our own way. For some, perhaps reluctant to stand up for themselves, this can have devastating consequences, blighting their entire lives. Some who have suffered go on to become bullies themselves, perpetuating a sorry cycle of abuse.
From the school playground to the highest reaches of government, our film tackles this subject, conveying coping strategies within comedy capers that empower while entertaining.
Destined for international distribution, our film is set in the very near future, when the Westminster government is getting very twitchy about the resurgence of Scottish independence. As we have all witnessed, bullying not only afflicts young people, but can curtail companies and even countries. It’s time for us all to stand up for ourselves ~ without losing our sense of humour!
Filming is scheduled for July 2018, entirely on location on the Isle of Arran.
Photograph by Graeme Attkins