FILMING has wrapped on a locally produced short film its team hopes will bring awareness to domestic violence.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey in 2012 found about 17 per cent of women and 5 per cent of men over 18 had experienced violence by a partner since the age of 15.
Producer and lead actress, Hamilton Hill resident Maggie Meyer, said the experience of family and friends had encouraged her to write about the reality of domestic violence to highlight the plight of victims, but also to give hope to those in a similar situation.
Caged In is a drama about Sara, a courageous mother, and her daughter Lilly, who are trapped in an abusive relationship.
“We are very excited about this project as it raises an important issue in society,” Meyer said.
“We are hoping that it will create more awareness about domestic violence and also change the perspective of how people see it and also to give hope and support to victims.”
The film is due to be finished within days, with a release slated for later in the year.
A special charity viewing, where all proceeds will be donated to Starick, will be held later in the year.
The film will also be entered in film festivals around the world.
For information visit Caged In on Facebook.