Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cyber Bully

17 year old Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is set to play Casey Jacobs, a teenage girl battling with her anonymous cyber-stalker in a real-time docu-drama thriller for Channel 4. 

Maisie (represented by Louise Johnston Management) shot to fame playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and this year as well as being named as one of the UK’s international Screen Stars of Tomorrow, she won The Entertainment Weekly’s award for best Supporting Actress.

Also joining the supporting cast of Cyber Bully, will be Never Let Me Go and Kick Ass 2 star Ella Purnell, and Jake Davies, who can also be seen in mathematical feature X + Y.

Casey is a teenager who experiences the worst the web has to offer – from peer-to-peer bullying to advanced computer hacking – and fights to overcome her ordeal.

The plot of Cyber Bully is inspired by dozens of real-life cases. What happens to Casey is extreme, and framed in a dramatic format, yet all the events depicted are possible and indeed have happened to victims individually.

The film will take place in a single location and is centred around the single character of Casey.

Director Ben Chanan said, “The audience will be trapped with Casey for a full screen hour and we need an exceptional actress to play her. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role. Maisie Williams is not only remarkably talented, she also has an immediately likeable, feisty screen presence which makes you root for her instinctively”.

Cyber Bully is produced by multi-award winning Raw TV and will be broadcast in early 2015.

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