We are a crew of third year students in Film Studies, and are required to produce a short film this semester to qualify for our graduation project next semester. The theme for the semester is the Experimental discourse. We believe it is very important to explore the ideology of the by-stander effect - where the influence of other people's presence inherently inhibits a person from helping a stranger in need in help. We want to explore that by asking the question "Is it really the influence of other people that inhibits us from helping people in danger? Or do we have the same response, even when we are alone, and the only person who is capable of help?". This is specifically in regards to situations of assault, bullying, abuse etc, as the natural response nowadays is to watch and record on our phones rather than stepping in.
Our concept explores the culpability in being a by-stander when a photographer finds herself haunted by a girl she could have saved, but chose not to.
Please help us make this powerful concept a reality, unfortunately our institution does not provide us with a budget for production, we are required to fund it by ourselves. If you live in the area, you will have the opportunity to view the film at our semester end film festival!
More details about the festival will be provided.