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March 28 @ 9:00 pm - May 9 @ 11:59 pm
Boo2Bullying Announces is collaborating with The Reunion Films and Indie Filmmaker Dave Rosenberg to further our mission
of eradicating bullying, intolerance and discrimination in local schools and communities. Rosenberg suffered from bullying as a teenager, a trauma that haunted him through adulthood and inspired him to create the film, The Reunion, which premiered in LA earlier this year. Boo2Bullying and Rosenberg are joining forces to educate students on how to recognize, prevent and stamp out all forms of bullying.
Boo2Bullying, started in 2011 by CEO/Founder Dimitri Halkidis, has been providing services in the Palm Springs and Los Angeles areas for children and parents. The organization provides Ambassadors to speak about bullying at school assemblies, provides tools for children to interact in positive ways through effective communication or the arts, as well as support groups for mothers and mentoring for victims of bullying.
Halkidis says, “Boo2Bullying is proud to support the Anti-Bullying film, The Reunion and its message on the effects bullying can have throughout the different stages of one’s life. One single moment of hate or assault can haunt us for decades. It’s important to show our youth the aftermath bullying can cause and to teach them the proper tools to combat hate and intolerance and to choose kindness above all.”
Halkidis continues, “Our mission at Boo2Bullying is to empower our youth and start conversations to help end bullying and the negative, spiraling domino effect that comes with it. Suicide and mental health conditions are often tied to bullying. It is crucial that we educate our youth on the truth behind what bullying can result in and ultimately save lives while doing so.”
Rosenberg, who also teaches middle school in Los Angeles, saw the potential in his collaborating with B2B to help young people. “To me, this is a movie about healing childhood trauma. One of my visions with The Reunion was to link up with an anti-bullying organization, so that we could work with them to make some real-world changes and help prevent and/or heal kids that are dealing with trauma and/or bullying. I was excited when I was introduced to Dmitri Halkidis and Boo2Bullying, and I’m very much looking forward to this collaboration.”
As part of their collaboration, B2B and Rosenberg will cross-promote the nonprofit and the film, The Reunion, on social media and their websites. Rosenberg will speak as an Ambassador at upcoming school events to share his story of being bullied as a youth. B2B is also planning on a public screening of The Reunion in Palm Springs followed by a talk on anti-bullying.
For more information:
Play trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10064134/
More about Boo2Bullying
The mission of Boo2Bullying is to eradicate bullying, intolerance and discrimination by educating kids, schools and parents about accepting diversity and giving young people the tools to connect with and positively impact those around them.
More about Dave Rosenberg
Born in Brooklyn, Dave studied acting at HB Studio for seven years with Rose Arrick and Austin Pendleton. He founded Cyclone Theater Productions, producing Say Goodnight, Gracie and Hearts Beating Faster. Dave has appeared in films such as A Beautiful Mind, Made in Manhattan and Overnight Sensation and plays such as The American Clock (directed by Austin Pendleton), War in Paramus (by Barbara Dana) and The Chekhov Cycle (with Olympia Dukakis). He is also the recipient of the “Greatest New Comedian” at Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. Dave is the writer and co-creator of The Reunion.
More about The Reunion
At the encouragement of friends, Rosenberg wrote the screenplay for The Reunion, based on his own traumatic childhood experience. Rosenberg produced the film and also played the main character, Ricky Reilly, who decides to face his nemesis at his high school reunion. The film stars Dave Rosenberg, Andrea Modica, Dinh James Doan and Cara Ronzetti, with special appearances by Drama Desk Award-winning actor Austin Pendleton and Actor/Comedian Jim Norton.
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