ISA-AW-ANNOUNCEMENT-SEPTEMBER-2020

CRIPPLED KARMA Independent Short Film Award

In 2019 we started a youth film project. A project that would be different, a film that would challenge limitations.

The main character Abdi Omar pushed himself beyond all expectations to star in this film. It was an absolute pleasure for us to help him to be an actor, a dream that he has always had. For the others involved, a massive big up! What an absolute pleasure to have worked with you all!!

Big shouts to everyone involved with the filming, production, acting, script writing, everything that it took to produce this short film, all an amazing team effort! 

This short film was put together with zero budget and zero funding, it was produced and filmed with a passion for making a change about making an investment of time and passion to alter the narrative and address the current trend of serious youth violence. This short film by Paul Mckenzie asks the question. What happens to the victims of violence?

“Addressing serious violence is always important” 

Far too often there are victims of senseless violence that feel that they have no voice. This follows the journey of a group of individuals that through destiny are reunited for all the wrong reasons. 

With the level of serious violence on our streets and in our houses, this short film is an insight into what a victim may feel like, and more strikingly what a victim would consider to be justice.

The film was made as a tool to teach young people and adults that we must take a different perspective when we consider how victims of violence are affected long term. 

The story follows the different lives of five attackers. It also focuses on the misuse of social media. The cast are varied in ability, with the main actor disabled. 

There are two cast members with autism

full details of the cast can be found here https://www.crippledkarma.com/cast

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