Malicious Attack completed another scene on Wednesday April 12th with actress Aaliyah Paul who plays the reporter in the film. The scene follows the big fight scene between characters.
The film is produced under the banner of m & s Marshall Productions, in association with IME Films and takes a twist on the traditional bully story line as at its heart it is a ‘good girl gone bad’ due to being bullied. Savannah bullies the “outcast” Raven (played by April Booth), the “Pregnant Teen”, Sara (Played by Tiandra Edwards) and the “immigrant” in Linda (played by Dina Jasim). But Savannah does not stop there, she also bullies your run of the mill sweet “good girl” Naomi Spencer Each of these characters has a different reaction and response to the bullying they experience. Naomi is the relentless target of the bullying by Savannah. Naomi’s best friend Macey (Morgan Flanagan) 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. “The story gives lots of opportunity to discuss the issue of bullying and the reactions of those that are bullied” says Marshall.
It is the hope of the entire cast and crew that the film will teach audiences why bully awareness does not only refer to awareness in the public eye. “ Bullying awareness means awareness of specific incidents to authority figures, awareness of bystanders in their role and awareness of the bullies themselves of the potential gravity of their actions”, says Lattanzio
This filming date makes up for a cancelled shoot day from the end of March due to bad weather. With the completion of this scene it leaves about a dozen scenes left before the film goes into post production. Marshall is excited to be getting to the end of the film process so he can move on to post production and get the film out into the community. Marshall is hoping that more community organizations will come on board to assist in various ways to get the message of bullying in the film out into the schools and communities. The hopes is for a fall premiere. “I would love to premiere the film during bully awareness week in the fall. But we will see” says Marshall.
The film features a talented cast from around St Thomas and London area including; Katie Ostojic, Morgan Flanagan, Elina Lattanzio, Marley Cabral, Helena Rose, Dina Jasim, Aaliyah Paul, Judy Cormier, Corina Leatherdale , Kailey Dennis, Tiandra Edwards, Ian James Smith, April Booth, Mallaidh Pouti, Mary Ellen Herder, Lesley Chapman, Jamie Rainbird, Kayla Hope Felker, Elizabeth Harden, Jerry Ziler, Melissa Ramos, Brooklyn Pritchard, Kyra Ramos, Kendal Cabral, and Rob Herder. The film also has a large number of extra’s from all over South-Western Ontario.
The film can be found on IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6156436/combined