The Bully/Friend Divide

Going to school can be hard. Different cliques, different things going on at home, and we're trying our best. This story is about a fifth grade girl named April trying her best to navigate the bully/friend divide and how all of her peers play a different role in it.

  • Emily Jankowski
  • Emily Jankowski
  • Emily Jankowski
  • Jocelyn Poma
    Key Cast
    "The Bully"
  • Emily Jankowski
    Key Cast
  • Molly Williams
    Key Cast
    "Bully's Best Friend"
  • Corey Woodhouse
    Key Cast
  • Arianna Hensley
    Key Cast
  • Lyla Bolander
    Key Cast
  • Sadie Nusbaum
    Key Cast
  • Tori Meyers
  • Janet Pierce
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
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Director Biography - Emily Jankowski

Hello! I am eleven years old and have lived in Michigan my entire life. This is my directorial debut and I'm looking forward to sharing my writing with others and bringing my words to life. I love horses, helping animals in need, volunteering in the community and spreading kindness.

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Director Statement

I felt motivated to talk about bullying happening in school in a new and modern way. So often the focus in on one character, but I wanted to take a look at all of the different people who contribute in different ways such as peers, teachers, friends, etc.

I hope this film helps those who watch it think about bullying in a new way and helps lead to conversations about where misunderstandings can happen.