CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local woman has made a movie about experiences that she lived through as a young student.
Aundrea Salinas was a victim of bullying during his school years. Now, she wants to do something about it
“That's what this film promotes,” said Salinas, a local hair dresser. “Self-acceptance and just being who you are.”
Salinas has been working to make an anti-bullying film for the past 15 years. Now, it’s finally coming to fruition.
“Raymond Ramos coming in from San Antonio, he's a director and has actually done anti-bullying in the past,” Salinas said.
Growing up Salinas attended Tuloso-Midway High School, but she says she'd been a victim of bullying long before that.
“Maybe about the sixth grade or seventh grade, you just feel awkward," Salinas said. "You are just yet.
“I wasn’t the stereotypical girl that had the perfect hair or dressed a particular way so I wanted to address some of those issues in the movie. To have people have a closeness to experiences students are going through today.”
Her experiences led to the making of the film "I've Got Somewhere To Be."
The film will feature three local high school students who will play a posse of bullies and one main character.
It will take viewers through the life of someone who is bullied and the consequences of being a bully.
The short film will incorporate social media and current trends, so that students can better relate.
“Self-acceptance and being O.K. with who you are, getting to where you need to go and feeling confident in who you are,” Salinas said. “And not pushing that back or suppressing your growth or who you're supposed to be.”
Salinas says the film will run approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Some scenes will be filmed at Alice High School.
Salinas says once it's released, she hopes schools around the Coastal Bend will feature the movie as a learning tool for their students.