"You're Just... You" is a short film based on teenage suicide. It tells the story of a teenage girl who is in school and struggling with a skin disorder. Because of this, she is bullied a lot, disowned by close friends and ignored by almost all her family.
This film reveals what is needed to be spoken about, looked at and not overlooked.
Teenage suicide is a vital issue which impacts everyone and is increasing dramatically.
I wrote, directed, produced and edited this short film as a Year 12 project this year.
"You're Just... You" won the Youth Category in Lens Flair Short Film competition at the Alice Desert Festival, Alice Springs, NT, Australia.
This short film is a year 11 assignment. This scene is out of a script called 'Stolen', by Jane Harrison.
The script has different point of views of Aborigional children who were involved in the Stolen Generation. Some had it great when others had it worse.
This scene if of a girl named Ruby. She has been sexually abused very aggressively, mentally and physically, by her white authority figures throughout the script. This scene shows Ruby going insane. Her last words are "Where are you?"
This is said as she looks back trying to find her sweet innocent self.
The use of color of the character was planned as I wanted caucasians to take a closer look on the impact of the small percentage of our ancerstors actions.
This was done a few months ago and my filming has improved muchloy since then; advice or comments would be lovely! Thanks and enjoy!