The fight for equality is far from over. Hate Crimes against LGBT+ people have surged by 78%; 9% in 2013 to 16% in 2017.
These statistics do not paint the full picture as many victims still do not report their attacks.
In 2008, Director Simon Wegrzyn was victim to an LGBT+ related hate crime. In this short film, he shares his story on how the attack has left one permanent scar – the fear to hold hands with the man he loves.
**WINNER – BEST LGBT SHORT ** – Independent Shorts Awards 2018
**WINNER – AWARD OF MERIT** – Global Shorts Awards 2018
**OFFICIAL SELECTION** – Global Film Festival Awards 2018
**OFFICIAL SELECTION** – OutFest Peru 2018
Production Co-ordinator – FRANCESCA PERISSINOTTO
SFX Make Up Designer – LIANNE BOWLEY
Fight Director – RICHARD HAY
Script Editor – KATY McNAMARA
Title Graphics – PHIL BEARMAN
Location Sound & Design – ZACK LEONARD
Director of Photography – SCOTT NEWSTEAD
Editor – OLI BAUER
Writer & Director – SIMON WEGRZYN