TRiGGA is based on a true story of young girl who confronted the bullies with the help of her horse. As physical assaults become a daily reality, Mae retreats into a silent world and stops talking. Even her comedian father fails to get a laugh from her. Mae escapes the harsh reality of the bullies by galloping out at twilight on her trusty steed, Trigga. Everyone thinks Mae’s horse is a figment of her imagination until she takes Trigga into school. From that day, the bullying stops.
Born and bred in Sutton in Ashfield, writer/director Meloni Poole has shot films for Channel 4, Film 4, the British Film Institute and the Arts Council of England in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. TRIGGA is based on her childhood when she took her horse Peter into school and he won over the bullies at the Show and Tell. Deborah Aston the film’s producer said “We’re thrilled that out of hundreds of scripts sent into Creative England and BFI Network I-Shorts scheme our short film TRiGGA has been selected and we’ll be shooting in Sheffield this Summer”
TRiGGA is one story of one young girl’s resourcefulness in stopping bullying. We want the film to leave a legacy through our outreach work and hope to raise issues around bullying in schools to help young people.
The film is part funded by Creative England and BFI.NETWORK and is currently being crowdfunded to raise additional funds. We’ve raised over £8k and we’re are looking for sponsors to help us reach our £10k target and can offer a film credit and logo in the final film credits which will be screened at International Film Festivals around the world and on TV.
We’ve shot a promotional trailer for the film and the link here has more info about the project and how it was inspired: