Hayley Atwell (Captain America, Black Mirror) stars in a new and disturbing, yet very thought-provoking, Christmas campaign from domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid.
The film marks the second collaboration with Ridley Scott’s RSA Films, and writer/director Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton), after 2016’s ‘Do you see her’, starring Tessa Peake-Jones.
In ‘More Than Bruises,’ Atwell is filmed undergoing two hours of professional make-up to give her the appearance of bruising and injuries inflicted as a result of domestic abuse; her make-up was based on images of women who had been physically attacked by their partner. Watch below. Warning this is not for the queasy:
Of the campaign Hayley said: “I’m proud to support Women’s Aid in creating change that lasts. No one should have to live in fear of domestic abuse. Hopefully, this film will go some way to raising awareness of the remarkable work Women’s Aid does every day.”
The release of the film coincides with research published by the Office of National Statistics (November 22, 2018) stating that an estimated 1.3 million female victims in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2018. Other key findings include;
RSA founder Ridley Scott comments “Domestic abuse cannot be tolerated. We’re proud to support Women’s Aid and the work they do.”
“I feel proud to be associated with an organization such as Women’s Aid. I hope that this film highlights the issues surrounding all forms of domestic abuse.” Director Paul Andrew Williams.
The film is horrifying in its depiction and truth. Kudos to RSA.
Source: RSA Films