ABOUT THE FILM
It all started with Sunny being chosen to star in a play about domestic violence. This was brought about Deakin University Students, who were keen to get a message out to the community of what happens in Domestic Violence Situations. The film was written by Ethan Grahek who was the Director. The producer was Tenayah McLeod.
The film is about a young woman called Julie, who has a older dog called Bruce. She finally gets the courage to leave her abuser. Julie finds a women's refuge shelter, only to be told that she is welcomed but the policy is no dogs are allowed, she is directed to a pound up the road where she can surrender Bruce. Julie is heartbroken, confused, begs to be allowed in and explains Bruce is house-trained he won't be a bother. The policy stands, "no dogs".
Julie leaves devastated. So she decides she won't return to her abuser, but instead rough sleep, as risky as this decision is, she knows that at least Bruce is with her and that is all that mattered at this point.
Sadly Julie's abuser finds her through tracking her location on her phone.
He is angry, and grabs Bruce holding Bruce over a bridge, screaming at her to come back to him or he will let the dog go.
The film is POWERFUL, because the reality is PETS are used as weapons to hurt another soul. PETS who give nothing but unconditional LOVE to humans.
Imagine if there was an answer to Julie's situation at the shelter. That she could be welcomed in, and then suitable temporary accommodation could be found for Bruce. Where Julie, could receive updates, pictures, even go visit him, whilst she gets the necessary support to start over again, and begin to heal. In fact their is now HOPE for Julie, as she knows she can be safe and so can the one thing she loves in her life BRUCE.