The very talented Morgan Flanagan who is an actress, singer and dancer in which she has show cased those talents in being a part of a number of films in association with m & s Marshall Productions. Her most recent has been as part of the main cast of the short film Malicious Attack about bullying. She has played Macey Madison the friend of the lead character Naomi Spencer. Now she is applying her multi talents to singing and song writing for the film. She is breathing life into the films theme song “The Storm” which has been in the works for a while. Morgan wrote it and has composed it. It is just now that the ideas and the creation are coming to life as Morgan as well as director of the Film Matthew Marshall are getting together in a small local studio to lay down the tracks for the song to be used as part of the film. “It’s a great song and it’s so amazing seeing it come to life” says Marshall. He would not reveal a lot of details but as the title says it’s about a storm. “it’s about being in the eye of the storm of life as we are twisted and turned by events”, Marshall adds. The song does tie in with the themes of bullying that are part of the short film malicious Attack.
The film from Marshall’s take focuses on a twist on the traditional bully story line as at its heart it is a ‘good girl gone bad’ due to being bullied. The bully of the story Savannah not only bullies “the Good Girl” Naomi but also the “outcast” Raven, the “Pregnant Teen”, Sara and the “immigrant” in Linda. Each of these characters has a different reaction and response to the bullying they experience. Naomi becomes the relentless target of the bullying by Savannah while Naomi’s best friend Macey tries to find ways to help Naomi expose the bullying, but Naomi is unwilling to come forward. The Attacks on Naomi continue till she is pushed to a breaking point. That breaking point is Naomi’s storm which is the focus of the song and parts of the song will appear throughout the story as it builds to its climax.
The cast includes; Katie Ostojic, Morgan Flanagan, Elina Lattanzio, Marley Cabral, Helena Rose, Mary Ellen Herder, Corina Leatherdale, Aaliyah Paul, Judy Cormier, Dina Jasim, Max Steinberg, Elizabeth Harden, Tiandra Edwards, Ian James Smith, April Booth, Kayla Hope Felker, Lesley Chapman, Jamie Rainbird, Serena Webber, Brooklyn Pritchard, Kailey Dennis, Mallaidh Pouti, Melissa Ramos, Jerry Ziler, Kyra Ramos, Kendal Cabral, Rob Herder, Tracey Bell, Emma Lee Willsie and Talitha Wood
Marshall hopes when the film is done is to get it into schools and teen groups to help open up discussion and dialogue about the issue of bullying.
The film can be found on IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6156436/combined