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About the film

Eugene is a shy 10-year-old boy who is constantly tormented in school. One day, while attempting to hide from his bullies, Eugene discovers a secret that could keep him safe for the rest of his life, if he's willing to pay the price.

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Meet the Team



Daniel Bydlowski – Writer/Director

Daniel is an award winning filmmaker and virtual reality artist. Daniel was internationally recognized after his undergraduate short animation Ticket for Success received awards and was selected by several festivals, such as San Diego’s International Children’s Film Festival and AnimaMundi. The success of the film led to his master degree at the University of Southern California, where he had the opportunity to work with great directors and researchers such as Mark Jonathan Harris and Marsha Kinder, developing projects that were not only shown on the big screen, but also in museums. Always attempting to bring awareness to social issues such as those connected to health, bullying and the so-called digital revolution, Daniel is currently doing his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he focuses on new media and virtual reality as the future of cinema. He judges and reviews films for international film festivals and researches new media, such as virtual reality.


Dilek Ince – Producer

Born in Turkey, Ince’s interest in filmmaking came at an early age. Inspired by the films she watched in her town’s lone theater, she began making short films in her early teens. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ince began working in television production at Channel D and TRT, Turkey’s most popular television channels as a Director Assistant. Despite her young age, she quickly moved up the ranks, eventually working for such prominent directors as Sundance award winner Rasit Celikezer. While gaining experience behind the camera, Ince first became aware of the limited roles for women in the Turkish film industry. Women were rarely chosen for directorial roles. Ince moved to the US to pursue her education and her career in 2008, and she has studied directing and screenwriting at UCLA and directed and produced multiple films. She is in the process of completing a feature documentary. She is also interested in new technologies such as VR. Her focus so far has been on shedding light on social issues as well as writing original screenplays.


Shelbi Jay Kepler – Producer

Shelbi has been producing and managing at a CBS-affiliated news station for the past two years. In 2017 she was honored with an Emmy nomination for producing a television special that followed a group of women recovering from breast cancer. Before venturing into news, she was an associate producer on the Sundance featured virtual reality project, Project Syria, and was a producer on the multi-media Interacting with Autism project. A graduate from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, while Shelbi has produced a lot of non-fiction content, storytelling is her passion. This September she will begin her master's degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is one of just 16 students studying Wildlife Filmmaking in the program co-designed by the BBC's Natural History Unit. With her degree she plans to create content that hopefully will strengthen our connection with wildlife and nature. 


Anabelle Munro – Producer

Anabelle has lived and worked in Berlin where she studied drama and acting under Rumanian theatre Icon Valentin Platareanu at the renowned private Charlottenburg conservatory. After being discovered for TV by her favorite German director and now business partner Thomas Jahn (Knocking on Heaven’s Door), her international career expanded rapidly; work driven moves to London, New York and Los Angeles, where she currently resides, followed. Entering the international arena, Anabelle did not only gather credits in movies and TV programs like the Academy Award winning “The Lives of Others”, “Girl Walks into a Bar”, “Car Jack”, “Balko”, “The Final Farewell”, “Better With You”.  Other recent creative partnerships include collaborations with Suzette Troche-Stapp and Debra Hopkins: Together with Troche-Stapp, she co-directed and produced Troche-Stapp’s TV movie “The Nerd Posse.”


Kaden Hetherington

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Fred Ornstein

Fred Ornstein was born on August 15, 1930 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), The Gymnast (2006) and Mr. Nanny(1993). He was married to Larissa and Bea. He died on January 28, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA. 


Weston Nathanson

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Stephen Holland

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Matt Wise – Cinematographer

Matthew Wise is an award-winning cinematographer whose passion for innovative storytelling began at an early age with his obsession for creating small movies with his parents’ home VHS camera. Featured in the March 2010 issue of American Cinematographer Magazine for his ‘Best Cinematography’ accomplishment (Big Bear Film Festival) on the short film, LA PREMIER -- the Chapman graduate credits his understanding of storytelling, lighting schemes and unique integration of camera movement, to his tutelage under renowned cinematographers Allen Daviau ASC and Maz Makhani.Matthew continues to pursue projects that challenge his creative artistry and push the visual bounds of filmmaking. 


Carole McClintock – Cinematographer

Carole McClintock is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and camera operator. She recently completed her fourth narrative feature, Girl Followed, a thriller starring Emma Fuhlmann and Joey Lawrence. She shoots all types of projects, including shorts, web series, commercials, music videos and documentaries. Her work has screened at festivals including the Austin Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Palm Springs International Short Fest and Bermuda International Film Festival. She has worked for the World Bank on music videos and documentaries, and regularly shoots for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she won the Nestor Almendros award for cinematography two years in a row, and graduated with a BFA in Film and Television. After graduation, she worked in NYC in lighting on a wide range of productions, from gaffing small creative projects that taught her how to light creatively, to working as an electrician on larger union films. She moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute and graduated in 2012 with a MFA in cinematography.


Andrew Stamp – Composer

Andrew is a Canadian British film and television composer from London, UK. His music has been heard in feature films, short films, television programs and TV commercials throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. He recently scored the award-winning children’s film, ‘A Dozen Summers’ with former ‘Doctor Who’ star Colin Baker and Ewen MacIntosh of ‘The Office’ fame. Andrew provided the music for the hit web series ‘Fully Engaged’, which will soon be going into its second season. Some of his past work includes scoring the children's feature films, 'Moo Moo and the Three Witches' and 'Ghost Goggles' for Los Angeles-based production company, Magic Elevator Productions. Andrew has a B Mus. from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied flute performance and composition.


Michael Edwin

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Conrad Bluth

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Nick Alvarez

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Allison Lane

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Talton Browning

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Katie Cape

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Traci Hays

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Marguerite Gondor

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Joseph Steven

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 Daniel Bydlowski - Writer/Director

Daniel Bydlowski - Writer/Director

 Dilek Ince - Producer

Dilek Ince - Producer

 Shelbi Jay Kepler - Producer

Shelbi Jay Kepler - Producer

 Anabelle Munroe - Producer

Anabelle Munroe - Producer

 Kaden Hetherington - Eugene

Kaden Hetherington - Eugene

 Fred Ornstein - Alfred

Fred Ornstein - Alfred

 Weston Nathanson - George

Weston Nathanson - George

 Stephen Holland - Tommy

Stephen Holland - Tommy

 Matt Wise - Cinematographer

Matt Wise - Cinematographer

 Carole McClintock - Cinematographer

Carole McClintock - Cinematographer

 Andrew Stamp - Composer

Andrew Stamp - Composer

 Michael Edwin - Harry

Michael Edwin - Harry

 Conrad Bluth - Craig

Conrad Bluth - Craig

 Nick Alvarez - Tucker

Nick Alvarez - Tucker

 Allison Lane - Mrs. Feeney

Allison Lane - Mrs. Feeney

 Talton Browning - Justin

Talton Browning - Justin

 Katie Cape - Production Designer

Katie Cape - Production Designer

 Traci Hays - Production Designer

Traci Hays - Production Designer

 Marguerite Gondor - Teacher

Marguerite Gondor - Teacher

 Joseph Steven - Principal

Joseph Steven - Principal

 

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Thanks to everyone who supported the creation of this film. Bullies is dedicated to the victims of any form of bullying, in the past or the present. You are not alone!

 

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