In 2015 Naked Frank Theatre began working on Banter Vs Bullying. Teaming up with ITV Fixers they created a short film to launch the campaign to the community. Written by Carleigh-Ann Portelli and George Gregory; the film highlights the consequences of when 'banter' becomes homophobic 'bullying' in the school environment. Working alongside a handful of professional actors the cast mainly comprised of young performers in training between the ages of thirteen to twenty.
"The most important part of this process was giving young people a voice. We could have chosen an all professional cast but that would have spoiled the integrity of the piece. Our aim was to educate and inspire young people; so it was imperative that young people were part of the project."
Since shooting the film Naked Frank Theatre have continued to receive support from ITV Fixers and are working together within the community to educate more young people through interactive forum theatre workshops.
DIRECTOR George Gregory
WRITER George Gregory Carleigh-Ann Portelli
CAST Carleigh-Ann Portelli Claire Louise Portelli Rebecca Briley Jacob Davies-Giles Kameron Mechen-Smith Natalie Murphy Anna Regelous Billie Hewitt Grace Knowles Mari Beasley Sarah Salmon Mary Redmond Isaac Trinder Sonny Nettleingham Nicole Nettleingham Amber Rose Young