By: Luanna Mattos, Guest Blogger
"When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called the Sisterhood, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day, digital age Salem witch trial." That's the first thing you will read about the film The Sisterhood of Night, but as the movie starts you will find out that this not the whole story. The way director Caryn Waechter chooses every frame is very unique, it’s as if she is seeing it all through a teenage girl's eyes. The screenplay is based on the story by Steven Millhauser, but screenwriter Marilyn Fu made it her own by adding in elements such as the importance of self-expression, the dangers of cyber-bullying, and the value of "off-line" friendships. Costume designer Jenna Kautzky accurately captures what girls like to wear and is able to highlight diversity in a way that defies stereotypes and shows the beauty of being different and true to who you are.
The viewer can relate to every character in some way. Whether you are a natural leader, a shy romantic girl, a fashionista, or just trying to fit in, you will find yourself in the story as you try to figure it out and understand what “the Sisterhood” is really about. In fact that’s the big question, what are these girls doing in the woods? Why do they refuse to breathe a word about it? This mysterious teen drama will bring all kinds of questions, but I assure you that all of them you will be answered by the end of it. (I don’t mean to spoil anything but the answers will blow your mind.)
The movie was made by girls for the girls; the movie is written, directed and produced by women! The Kickstarter Campaign raised $140,342 in 30 days. Fans and supporters were able to share and participate on the project through social media and the result couldn’t have been better!
The Sisterhood of Night is not just a movie, it is an invitation for girls, it's inviting you to be part of something, to embrace your uniqueness, to share your feelings and face your deepest fears.
How you can get involved in the project?
See it! Gather a group of friends to watch the movie. You can host a slumber party with your friends.
Share it! Promote Sisterhood to friends and fans across the media channels.
Stand up for Sisterhood! Take the pledge to stand against bullying and cyber-bullying.
Say something, make something! Post a picture or create your artistic response to bullying.
Step away from the screen! Take some time and go off-line. Spend time with your friends instead.
Today it's easier for people to say bad things when they are using the screen as a shield, when they can be at home and remain anonymous. But cyber-bully can affect real people in real life and its side effects can be irreversible. Let’s take a stand against cyber-bullying!
TSON opens in select theaters and everywhere On Demand April 10, 2015.
Luana is Christian girl whose faith inspires her to be the best version of herself every day. Besides her work as an administrative supervisor, she is a freelance journalist and writes a column about real life experiences, focusing on topics relevant to social projects, volunteer work, and awareness campaigns for the Brazilian website www.hollywoodeaqui.com. She also had the opportunity to interview Nicholas Sparks, Wm. Paul Young and L. J. Smith.
image via thesisterhoodofthenight-movie.com