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A powerful short film that tackles cyberbullying.

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BENEFITING: PEACE NOW

ORGANIZER: PEACE NOW

Mark Mautone

THE STORY:

PEACE NOW wrote -

 

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our crowdfunding page for the second in our transformational "Films for Peace" series, The Principle.

Throughout history, bullying in all its forms - from schoolyard fights to catastrophic international wars - has destroyed millions of lives. Tragically, the global reach and 24-hour accessibility of today's Internet and social media platforms make cyber-bullying an even more serious problem than traditional bullying because it affects more people and is rapidly spreading.

Cyber-bullying has now risen to dangerous levels among adolescents and teens and many are tormented on a regular basis. Often these victims are too ashamed to tell their parents or ask for help, and can develop psychological problems. Left unaddressed, some of the victims resort to suicide. Others become bullies themselves, and in their new role, create a new generation of bullies.

One of the greatest ways to capture the attention and teach our world about bullying is through film. One healing film that goes viral can quickly impact more hearts and minds than one million classes on the same subject.

After watching Admissions, John Viscount’s first “Film for Peace” that won 26 international awards, Global Activist & Academy Award® nominated actress, Sharon Stone, kindly asked him to write a modern parable that would address cyber-bullying. The script called The Principle is finished and Sharon has agreed to star in the film and lead the effort to get it introduced into school curriculums around the world, along with an accompanying discussion guide. Academy Award® Nominee, James Cromwell, recently agreed to direct the film.

In the film, Sharon will play a wise master who is called upon to moderate between two teenagers - a cold-hearted cyber-bully and his tragic victim.

In this unforgettable confrontation, she delivers profound, life-changing teachings that alter both the bully's and the victim's destinies.

The Principle is the second in the transformational “Films for Peace” series John and ONE Film Company are creating with PeaceNow.com, which is gathering one billion signatures to enact a UN Global Resolution that creates peace departments in governments worldwide. John is also Co-Founder of PeaceNow.com and all donations to help make The Principle are tax deductible through PeaceNow.com's 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.

Our strategy is to deliver practical wisdom embedded in drama that promotes kindness and compassion and offers real, lasting value to viewers. Our goal is for viewers to walk away with enlightened philosophies that ensure their communications and relationships stay positive and empowering and form the foundation of a truly rewarding life.

When it comes to bullying, the world has an unfortunate tendency to forget that people who become bullies often do so because they have an absence of love in their heart. People who are feeling love simply don't act that way towards others. Therefore, the core message of The Principle is that if you truly want to heal our world, you can’t just love the victim. You have to love the bully, too.

By understanding how bullies are suffering, we begin to heal them. And as hatred is removed from their heart, an opening is created through which love can re-enter.

We sincerely hope these and other uplifting perspectives in our film will benefit audiences long after the end credits have rolled and our wonderful supporters have been honored on screen. With the help our friends and big-hearted backers of the arts like you, we hope to get this film produced and out into the world where it can begin to affect positive social change.

Thank you very much for your kind support of The Principle and global peace. 

The donor rewards are as follows:

Pledge $5 or more - "The Principle Community Member"

We will include you on our mailing list so you can experience how the project progresses.

Pledge $15 or more - "The Principle Honor Roll"

18 Years & Under

Honored by Name on Film's Official Website

Digital Download of “The Principle”

Pledge $25 or more - "Thanks" in official credits

Digital Download of “The Principle”

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song “Love Being” 

Pledge $50 or more - "Thanks" in official credits

Digital Download of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Digital Download of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Pledge $100 or more - "Thanks" in official credits

Digital Download of “The Principle”

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Pledge $500 or more - "Special Thanks" in official credits

Choice of Digital Download or DVD of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Choice of Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Invite to cast & crew party and screening

Pledge $1,000 or more - "Very Special Thanks" in official credits

Choice of Digital Download or DVD of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Choice of Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Invite to cast & crew party and screening

Pledge $2,500 or more - "Associate Producer" in official credits

Choice of Digital Download or DVD of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, "Love Being"

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Choice of Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Invite to cast & crew party and screening

Pledge $5,000 or more - "Co-Producer" in official credits

Choice of Digital Download or DVD of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Choice of Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Invite to cast & crew party and screening

Pledge $10,000 - "Producer" in official credits

Choice of Digital Download or DVD of “The Principle"

Digital Download of “The Principle” theme song, “Love Being”

Choice of Collectors Edition DVD or Digital Download of “Admissions”

Choice of Digital Download or Paperback Version of John Viscount’s uplifting book, “Mind What Matters. A Pep Talk for Humanity"

Invite to cast & crew party and screening

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MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $4,740 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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PEACE NOW

Amount Raised

$4,740

 

24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Mark Mautone

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Shirl Berwind

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