‘Wear It Purple‘ is an inspiring youth organisation thats key purpose is to support GLBTIQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) youth.
Wear It Purple exists in order to raise public awareness on the issues surrounding rainbow youth suicide. They are run by high school and university students and work to stop ignorance, bullying and suicide. They have a simple message: “You have the right to be proud of who you are”.
Every year on “Wear it Purple Day”, They ask people everywhere to wear purple to school, university, work, or other public venues to help raise this consciousness.
I was recently involved in making a promotional video for ‘Wear It Purple’. The video, supported by the NSW Police Force and The Board of Education, is a short film to promote Wear It Purple’s message. The video will be shown in schools, public events and Wear It Purple related events.
I worked with a fantastic team of people who all volunteered their time to help create the best video they could for this important group of people. A whole range of people became involved, including high school students, Wear it Purple, The NSW Police force, Filmmakers, actors (including the talented Brenna Harding from Channel Tens ‘Puberty Blues‘), parents, Sydney band Polar Knights and the board of education. Together it was our goal to create a video which would appeal to youth in a fresh new way and carry the message to youth.
For more information about this organisation or resources please see their website here: http://wearitpurple.org/
Wear It Purple day is September 7 2012.
Wear It Purple Promo 2012
Writers: Azi Wallmeyer and Haris Kruskic
Ideas: Chloe Lawrence Hartcher and Jayde Ellis
Director: Haris Kruskic
Executive Producer: Jayde Ellis
Producer: Chloe Lawrence Hartcher
Director of Photography: Ehran Edwards
Art Director: Mitch Harris
Location Sound Recordist: Daniel Lustri
Editor: Andrew Bennett
Sound Design: Casper Jeffery and Carlos Chocconta
Music: Polar Knights
School Student: Brenna Harding
Teacher: Di Lawrence
Football Player: Dan Higgins
Girl at Party: Eloise Layard
Mum: Nicole Ellis
‘City Fail’ Written and Performed by Polar Knights
Chief Superintendent Donna Adney – Spokesperson GLBTI
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