The Instigator

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Constantly victimized by the bullies around him, suffering under an apathetic family life, Mark Stevens (Collin W. Gibbings) just wants to play music and fit in at his local high school. However, when his best friend Josh Raskin (Kerry Girling) gets tragically caught in the crossfire, the results are even more devastating than anyone could have imagined.

The Instigator is a short film which explores many universal themes people of all ages, especially students, might experience. It is a heartfelt effort with the purpose in mind to educate about the harmful effects of bullying.

Based on true events, Mark´s journey is one of many painful experiences. Despite encouragement from some of his friends, he battles low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, and continually endures indignant humiliation and embattlement of his peers. Like many tormented youngsters he dreads having to go to school everyday, fearing the inevitable, and unfortunately in this case, deadly consequences.