PARKER, Colo. – One in 5 college students studies being bullied, and thirteen-yr-previous Alec Ybarra was as soon as certainly one of them, however not anymore.
Now, the Colorado teen has turned his personal troublesome expertise into an unbiased movie referred to as “Unmarked,” which is getting lots of consideration, in response to WQAD.
In Alec Ybarra’s case, it wasn’t different college students who have been bullying him, however the mom of a classmate.
Alec says the mom bullied him for a yr as a result of he knew one thing that would get her son in hassle. He stated it obtained so dangerous, he modified faculties. And that modified his outlook. He determined to make a film about his expertise.
He wrote the movie “Unmarked” in simply two days.
“That’s what occurred in actual life,” he stated. “All these occasions occurred over the course of a yr. It’s a few good friend’s indignant mom who tries to destroy the scholar that is aware of details about her son that would get her son in hassle.”
It is a highly effective movie that’s getting the eye of some huge movie festivals and awards packages.
Alec wrote, directed, acted and edited the movie, studying so much alongside the best way. He calls this his ardour.
“It did assist lots,” he stated. “Now wanting again at it, I’ve been engaged on the movie itself for a yr and a half. It’s helped rather a lot I went via an entire yr of this example, it tore me down lots. Then I used to be capable of make a movie about it, that may hopefully assist lots of people going by way of comparable issues.”
Alec’s mother and father say the bullying was a heartbreaking state of affairs.
“It’s robust since you don’t need your son beat up or bullied, particularly as time went on and we came upon a mum or dad was concerned,” his father Fred Ybarra stated.
They are saying it was nice that he discovered this outlet to assist him cope with it.
“It’s a ardour of his, at one time,” Fred Ybarra stated. “I assumed he was going to outgrow it, however it’s what he loves doing and he’s good at it.”
Alec’s new faculty, Parker Performing Arts Faculty, has embraced him and his challenge.
“To have a scholar who’s so passionate to show others about it, and to point out others the way to reside via it is extremely empowering particularly with adolescents and teenagers, typically voices of their friends are far louder than educators and adults,” principal Jennifer Burgess stated.
Alec is now exploring choices for distribution. He needs youngsters in all places to see his film and study from his expertise.
“The message of the movie I’m making an attempt…