“The silence was killing me. And that’s all there ever was. Silence. It was all I knew. Keep quiet. Pretend nothing had happened, that nothing was wrong. And look how well that was turning out.”
― J. Lynn
I am once in a while, honored to be involved with other people trying to make a difference in the world of bullying, abuse, and assault. I was contacted by a film group, Ornana, about a new short film they made called Krista.
As explained by the Ornana team about their film:
“Our short film, Krista, begins to explore the themes and voice that the feature will embody. Last night, Krista was awarded the first ever SxSw Vimeo Staff Pick Award. We were also thrilled to celebrate the incredible talent of our lead actress, Shirley Chen, who received the Special Jury Award for Acting.”
SxSw stands for South by Southwest, a film awards competition that is gaining in popularity each year. It is great to see this movie win awards because it’s topic is so important and teen assault is a real problem with statistics showing that 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys is sexually assaulted by age 16. This is an amazingly high statistic and we know that the long-term damage of assault doesn’t just go away. Ornana is now looking to create a feature-length film from their short story. I applaud them for working to create this important film. To watch the short film click below or go to Vimeo