A young man, who wants to highlight the terrible plight of those trapped in abusive relationships, has finished work on his short Fixers advert encouraging victims of abuse to seek help.
Titled ‘Crazy Love’, 24-year-old Jonny Lennox from Mid-Ulster, wants to raise awareness about domestic violence after seeing close friends experience it.
The short film shows the harsh realities of domestic abuse to empower victims to gather the courage they need to get out and get help.
Jonny, who plays the role of the violent partner in the film, says it was challenging making such an emotional film.
‘Of course, it's a really sensitive topic and one that had to be approached with care. Playing a part in the film was hard for me because I’m nothing like the character I was playing,' he explains.
‘But you kind of have to sacrifice your own emotions, because if the film helps just one person break free from an abusive relationship then it would have been worth it.’
Jonny says he has known a couple of women who were in abusive relationships who felt that staying was easier than leaving. He hopes his Fixers film will prompt those experiencing domestic violence to seek safety and support.
‘The aim is to let victims know that such relationships are not normal, that there is help out there, and finally that getting out of such relationships is possible,’ says Jonny.
You can view the film 'Crazy Love' above.
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