"A teen girl seeks solace in baking amidst an abusive home. Denied a lifeline, she grapples with the silent struggle to break free."
Creating a short film exploring the challenging and sensitive topics of abuse, coping mechanisms, and the struggles of a young girl navigating a difficult home environment serves as an opportunity to shed light on the harsh realities some individuals face. The narrative delves into the complexities of familial relationships, emotional turmoil, and the desperation that can lead to harmful coping mechanisms. The story begins with a seemingly ordinary school day, emphasizing the routine nature of the protagonist's life. The use of a school bell serves as a symbolic wake-up call, both literally and metaphorically, prompting the girl to confront her harsh reality. By choosing the setting of a school, the film establishes the contrast between the perceived normalcy of her external life and the hidden turmoil within her home. The decision to have the girl bake a cake for her abusive father adds layers to the narrative. It showcases her attempt to find solace and connection in a simple act,