Haunted by the memories of being bullied, singer-songwriter Andrew Cole sets out on a musical journey to help heal bully victims around the world—and himself in the process.

50% of youth suicides are related to bullying.

Every 7 minutes a child is bullied.

Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied.

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The Film

A musician’s journey to create a song with some of the biggest stars in the industry opens the door to his past while giving viewers surprising, personal insights into the issue of bullying. Read more

Photo of Andrew and old classmates

The Story

We follow Andrew Cole on his journey to create a song to make a difference about bullying, facing rejection in Hollywood as he attempts to convince celebrities and artists to take part. Along the way, he revisits his hometown in Warrington, UK to seek closure from his childhood bully.

Andrew reflecting

The Issue

The way we look at bullying in society may not give all the answers. The difficulty comes in defining bullying. Ending the issue of bullying is also not an easy task, as it requires more than just punishing the bullies. It requires a unified voice of support, to empower victims; and education to shed further light on the issue.

The Experts

  • Our culture today tends to see humans as vulnerable and weak.

    Helene Goldberg video Helene Goldberg
  • But somehow when it comes to bullying everyone seems to think that punishing is going to work.

    Izzy Kalman video Izzy Kalman
  • ...Trees need wind to be able to grow, and to grow strong. And so the metaphor I take from that is that we all need these tough experiences...

    Susan Porter video Susan Porter
  • Bullying is a conscious, willful, deliberate activity intended to harm.

    Barbara Coloroso video Barbara Coloroso
Andrew in studio

The Song

Inspired by using music as a tool for change, Andrew Cole is on a mission to convince his childhood idols and celebrity artists to collaborate with him on a song about bullying.

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Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead

The Voices

Artists and celebrities show support and solidarity, lending their voices to the issue of bullying and sharing their personal experiences.