Ever wish you could help make a film that conveys not only an important message but also helps to save lives? Well, here you go.
In the United States alone, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men will be affected by it in their lifetime. Each year, more than 3 million children will witness domestic violence in their home, and of all murders in the United States every year, 1 in 3 female murder victims are murdered by their significant other. Every day in this country, 500 women will be raped or sexually assaulted. It cannot be stressed enough that this is a problem that needs to be resolved.
“The Price of Beauty” short film will highlight domestic violence in the hope that education sparks discussion and further talk–so victims can find their voice and be heard while receiving help. For friends and families affected by domestic violence, to learn coping mechanisms, gain strength with information and resources available for assistance. But, more importantly, to help people understand that they don’t need to subject themselves to domestic violence partners–and can move forward in life without that abuser.
The film’s plot will focus on one family, the McGee’s, that seem to have it all together;
There’s Aiden (Adam Shoaf), your cocky high-school jock who has an answer for everything, and his fraternal twin brother, Braeden (Zac Lamothe), who is the polar opposite in personality despite their similarities in looks. Their father, Oliver (to be announced), is a successful fashion photographer who has gained respect through his involvement with the church and community. Last, but not least, you have their mother, Evangeline (to be announced), a former model who opted for the life of a stay-at-home mother after they were born. For the most part, they seem to be a fairly normal, relatable American family. However, behind closed doors, things aren’t what they seem. Oliver’s enduring his own mid-life crisis, sneaking around with a mistress who could be his daughter (Samantha Comer) and getting aggressive whenever Evangeline starts asking questions.
This worthy short film is now at the point where the creative idea meets the camera lens. In pre-production since last Fall, it just recently had its script registered with the Writer’s Guild of America. In order to move forward, “The Price of Beauty” is attempting to raise $30,000 by June 1st. Each dollar will go towards equipment, marketing and everything else you can think of to get a small movie into the discussion with bigger films.
Check out the movie’s effective teaser…
If you’re interested in supporting this short story–to educate, help, protect and save victims of domestic violence–please check out these two webpages;
Good luck to “The Price of Beauty” team on the film and getting this important message out there for public consumption. To my readers, I’ll keep you posted on the movie’s status moving forward.
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