Dear Dad (Anti-Bullying Short Film)

Dear Dad is an emotional anti-bullying drama centred around the story of a thirteen year old boy named Tim The film conveys the distress and depression of protagonist Tim who is unable to communicate with a well-meaning but ineffectual counsellor who cannot understand why Tim is unable to ask for support and guidance from his father. ‘Dear Dad’ portrays the abuse Tim receives alongside extracts from counselling sessions which compound his sense of lonelinenessalienation and depression. The films open with the statistic that almost 70% of people in the UK have suffered from bullying before depicting Tim’s experiences at the hands of his antagonists and the deterioration of his mental health.