The second film-editing session has been completed by Student Life’s very own production company Unity Films. The cast and crew met at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) on the University’s campus and spent several hours planning the b-roll, after re-watching the 6 interviews that were shot at our first filming day at Offset Films in Wickham Market.
Cast member, bullying survivor and anti-bullying co-editor Tommy Curry explained….
Speaking about your past experiences will always be scary to begin with. Will people’s opinions of you change, will they think of you as weak, will you remember something you hoped to have forgotten? ….. but the reality is completely different.
My story of bullying isn’t the best or the worst and so far it hasn’t been easy going into detail, but by helping with this project it has shed some positive light in an area that seemed pitch black.
This project is more then just speaking in front of a camera. It’s meeting people who can empathise with you. It’s inspiring hope into young lives that need to hear there is a future for them. It’s making peace.
I’ve learnt so much already, I will never be able to thank Student Life enough for helping me find my voice again. I’m ready to shout from the rooftops. Why don’t you?
So many people are getting involved with the whole SUSO project, but the more that help….the more people we can reach.
So please join in.