STRUGGLE


                                   a short film about teenage depression and suicide

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 STRUGGLE-     We are hoping to film this this year,  2018 and are currently trying to raise funds


Mental Health issues - Struggle is the story of one  teen girl who amid the pressures of modern society breaks down . Her parents want her to do well at school, the teachers at her school press the girls to get good grades, excel at sport and music. Her friendships are compromised by the latest fads, whether or not she is invited to the cool parties and accepted by the “it” girl groups. Social media pressurises her to be thin and pretty or face ridicule. No-one is to be trusted as even people she thought were friends troll her on social media. This adds to the struggle of how you have been raised versus what is expected of you by your peers.

 Admitting she has a problem is the hardest thing. She  thinks about ending it all, she just can't cope.. She asks her mother for medical help and counselling which is the first step to recovery. Then her crazy , spiritual auntie visits and takes her on a different path towards recovery.


The film will have moving, made up people, i.e. people painted to look like a moving painting with "normal" people and will incorporate animation to make it fun, moving and engaging for young people as well as adults to watch.

I am looking for :
3 bully girls playing age 16-18, tall
I x best friend, female playing age 16-18
3 too cool for school type boys playing age 16-18,
3 teachers, character types aged 40 plus, unusual looks or can pull exaggerated emotional faces,
1 mum and dad (40 plus- white ethnicity) for my film Struggle.
1 ultra cool, single, hippy aunt aged 30 plus
1 male Doctor stern, kind age 50 plus
Will only be needed for 2 or 3 hours on one day 22/23/24 August.
This film is non profit and for the purpose of hi-lighting teen depression and suicide, so I am looking for people with a genuine desire to help.  Needed last week of August tbc in Kent /S London area.Please send details etc to luminocasting@hotmail.com

Also need:
MUA - art school background
Set designer who can paint backcloths - some art school background
Cinematographer
Gaffer-
Sound person -

All needed for 2 days and will be paid from whatever funds we raise.

Animator - 6 x  5-7 sec sequences


HAVE YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER EVER BEEN AFFECTED BY DEPRESSION OR ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO ENDED THEIR LIFE ?

IF YOU FEEL STRONGLY THERE SHOULD BE MORE RESOURCES MADE AVAILABLE AND MORE INFO SO PARENTS CAN LOOK OUT FOR THE SIGNS HELP US MAKE THIS FILM

NON PROFIT MAKING THIS FILM WILL BE OFFERED TO SCHOOLS AND ENTERED TO FESTIVAL TO GIVE IT A WIDER AUDIENCE.


SOME PEOPLE HAVE KINDLY OFFERED SERVICES FREE BUT WE NEED SOME MONEY FOR LOCATIONS, EDITING, ANIMATION, FESTIVAL ENTRY AND IF POSSIBLE SOME CAST AND CREW.


PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THIS CAUSE.


UPDATES

4 August, 2018: Cast and crew, thank you for the many suggestions. Will be announcing next week..