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indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Anti-Bullying Short Film “Sam”

indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Anti-Bullying Short Film "Sam"

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Tweetable Logline:

After being bullied and beaten at school for dressing like a boy, Sam is forced to spend the night in a field and confront her true identity

Elevator Pitch:

“Sam” offers an artistic and unique perspective on gender identity and bullying. The film aims to challenge our perception of the people who inhabit our world and provide encouragement for young people who are still trying to figure out who they are, where their place is, and who they want to be.

Production Team:

Director: Sal Bardo (“Requited,” which made its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and will make its New York premiere at NewFest this month.)
Producer: Jaeme Griffin

About the Production:

After the recent spate of teen suicides over the last year or so, I decided that “Sam” would be my next project. One of my goals as a filmmaker is to tell stories that inspire people to view the world around them in a new way and I think “Sam” has the potential to be an important film for the LGBT community and beyond.

Current Status:

The project is fundraising and will shoot this fall.

For more information and to support the film:

IndieGoGo Page

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