Saurav Kumar from Slough is showing others his age how making bad life decisions can lead to a downward spiral.
After seeing friends damage their prospects by taking drugs, the 17-year-old wants others to think twice before doing something they may regret in the future.
‘I’ve seen people who’ve made the wrong choices and it’s had a knock-on effect in other areas of their life,’ explains Saurav.
‘I never got involved with anything I didn’t think was good for me as I was too scared of throwing away my potential.
‘My project isn’t just about the danger of drugs, it’s about everything. I want people to consider how their actions, however small they may seem at first, can have serious consequences.’
With the help of Fixers, Saurav and his team have produced a short film to share their message.
The fictional piece shows the main character glimpsing into the future at what his life would have looked like if he’d gone down a life of crime.
The film’s central message states: ‘Every Vicious Cycle Starts With One Little Thing.’
Watch the group's film 'Vicious Cycle' at the top of this page.
‘I’m ecstatic with the final film,’ Saurav adds.
‘We wanted to show just how damaging making the wrong decisions can be.
‘All it takes is one mistake. I’m hoping people will see the film and use the message it promotes in their own lives.’
Saurav and the team are launching their film at the Slough Aspire Centre on Tuesday 8th December before an audience of young people, parents, decision-makers and members of the police.
He says: ‘I’m thrilled that we are getting the film out there because it’s a really important message.
‘I hope that this will be the start of a wider campaign where we take it into schools and colleges.
‘If the film can stop someone going down the wrong path, then I’ll be happy.’
This project is supported by Heathrow Community Fund.
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