OTTAWA, Nov. 21 /CNW/ - Kerry Girling, 26 year-old Canadian Metis actor
and youth motivational speaker, gave high school students a glimpse of his
newest project on bullying today at Gloucester High School in Ottawa, in
support of National Anti-Bullying Week.
Girling, who has been rated by students as Best Overall Youth Motivator
in the past six of seven national youth conferences, has spoken to over
1,000,000 students and parents about the dangers of drinking of driving, using
drugs, and bullying. His focus throughout November is on bullying.
Based upon his own personal experiences being bullied, and stories he has
heard from students across Canada on his speaking tours, Girling has now
written and produced a short film entitled The Instigator. The film dramatizes
the effects and realities of bullying, and explores universal themes that
people of all ages, especially students, might relate to.
As part of his message to students today, Girling previewed The
Instigator film trailer, as well as his new 20-minute documentary on bullying,
both of which he hopes will have a positive effect on students.
"My message is simple -- bullying is dangerous and can have harmful
effects not just for the person being bullied, but their friends and families,
and even the bully as well. If sharing my experiences and stories about
bullying can even just get someone to think twice before they bully another
person - that's what I'm aiming for," says Girling.
The Instigator was produced by Flowing Line Pictures, and was filmed in
Saskatoon with a local cast and crew. It will be available for distribution to
schools across Canada and to the general public in January 2008. A portion of
all proceeds from the sale of The Instigator will be donated to the Kids Help
Kerry's film and television credits include:
- Discovered by 20th Century Fox - Vancouver 2001
- Actor - The Reward (modern day western film)
- Actor - Spaced Out (modern day drama series)
- Actor - Green Ocean (drama)
- Actor - Now and Forever (drama)
- Doctor Intern - Body and Soul (drama series)
- Actor - Impossible Elephant (drama)
- Actor - Breaking News (Vancouver)
- Actor - The Instigator - Role (Josh)
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