Sleeves is a short film from Ambrose Productions telling the story of a young man named Alfy with a girlfriend that self harms. This is a look into a real problem that thousands of people struggle to deal with in the dark.
Self-harm is not something to be taken lightly, as the consequences can be grave and cause significant trauma to the cutter's body, family and relationships. Now, let's Unhinge...
"Sleeves" Cuts Into Something Real
So as we stated up above, Sleeves is a short film bringing awareness to the issue of self-harm. It is presented in a palatable manner that is not glorifying the act, but the at the same time it is not downplaying it's impact one's ability to cope with real life.
Elsie(Jess Taylorr) is the girlfriend in the film that has a habit of sneaking off to cut herself in the wee hours of the morning. Her boyfriend, Alfy(George Ambrose) is a caring man that is trying his best to cope with the stress of the relationship and find help save his girlfriend's life.
When you watch this short film, you will get a snapshot of how private self-injurious behaviors can affect the emotional stability and wellness of the ones we love.
Is Self-Harm Harmless?
In short, no because who knows if the next cut will not be deeper than the last.
You see, that's the big concern when people choose to cope with their problems in unhealthy ways. They often think that it only hurts them and not the ones that care about them the most.
But what they don't realize, in the act, is that the manner in which they are choosing to deal with life could very well end their own. Whether it's by accident or on purpose.
So yes, Self-Harm is harmful and it should be replaced with coping skills that improve one's quality of life, as well as, reinforce positive beliefs.
What do you think about self-harm?
After Watching, Sleeves...
We hope that the viewer walks alway with awareness of a real issue and a new appreciation for mental health professionals that try to help families heal through the science of evidence-based practices.
It's only a 14 minute film and you can find it below...
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