Two years ago, when Sophie Lancaster, a young goth woman with a bright future, was viciously beaten to death in Lancashire simply because of the way she dressed - her family and friends vowed to make a difference in her name.
Now;The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is set to launch a haunting and thought provoking short film to the world, with one overriding message tolerance.
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The two-minute movie depicts Sophie and her boyfriend, Robs, shocking, unprovoked night time attack in a Lancashire park, with a spine tingling effect and an ironically beautiful undertone thanks to the stunning hand painted, watercolour backgrounds, technological animated wizardry and the atmospheric soundtrack.
The film, thats been commissioned and produced by cult make-up brand, Illamasqua, in a unique and breathtaking animated style, and brought to life by the chilling soundtrack, Portisheads Roads, will be launched by spectacularly projecting it, on an ongoing loop, in Manchesters Cathedral Garden from dusk on 26th November on what would have been Sophies 23rd birthday.
To coincide with this, the movie will be launched internationally
High-profile make-up brand, Illamasqua, which promotes the right to experiment and self-express through the way you look, is committed to changing attitudes towards subcultures and has wholeheartedly supported the Sophie Lancaster Foundation since it launched last November.
As well as selling its black SOPHIE eye pencils and the charitys wristbands, it also uses every opportunity possible to promote the key messages of SOPHIE Stamp Out Prejudice, Intolerance and Hatred, Everywhere including the development of this film and a one-day cease on trading on its highly visited website to instead screen the film on a continuous 24 hour loop on 26th November www.
Portishead has also shown its support for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and the powerful message of this film, by donating one of its most famous tracks, Roads, waiveing all usage fees.
Sophie mum, Sylvia Lancaster comments: The film is a chilling and dramatic reminder of how prejudice, hatred and intolerance can destroy lives. It has been created as a reminder to all people to stop, and think twice, before judging, insulting, abusing or attacking someone purely based on how they look.
The film can be viewed anytime, by anyone, from 26th November 2009 on Youtube at www.
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