Banned anti-bullying video premieres Tuesday in Crestview (VIDEO)


A locally produced anti-bullying video featuring Crestview High School alumni and students will premiere Nov. 19 and will air again Nov. 22 at Warriors Hall in Crestview.

Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A video depicting the ultimate result of severe bullying premieres Tuesday night during Anti-Bullying Week, which runs through Nov. 22.

Producers Amber Ellis and Trevor Dennis, who also wrote, directed and edited the 21-minute production, were motivated by Ellis' daughter, Danielle, who founded the Crestview High School Students Offering Support, or S.O.S., anti-bullying club.

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The Okaloosa County School District, the Crestview Police Department, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Okaloosa County EMS, the North Okaloosa Fire District and Circuit Judge Michael Flowers participated in the production.

Production took more than a year after shooting began around Crestview in September 2012. Crestview High student and alumni actors include stars Jack Barr, Dylan Cobb and Kyndalle Allen.

Barr, who graduated in 2013 and appeared in school and community theatre productions, said the video's vivid message increased his awareness of bullying's impact on its victims.

"It was the most amazing thing I have done yet, to be honest. It was fun but it was horrid," he said. "It made me really want to reach out to people who are being persecuted in schools by other kids and make a change."

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