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LIKE US Academy

We Taught Students How To Create, Produce, and Star in “LIKE US” – an independent film about acceptance, belonging, friendship, and ourselves. The film raises awareness of the nuanced and widespread nature of bullying and serves as a prevention tool to be shared with other schools. 

Make A Scene To Help Prevent Bullying
– We'll Teach You How

LIKE US Academy helps students and schools prevent bullying while they learn filmmaking, win prizes and recognition, and make a positive social impact.  

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1 Out Of Every 5 Students Report Being Bullied

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. It can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying.


Make A Scene With Us

Our filmmaking lessons are designed to help students take an active role in creating messages of acceptance to help prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

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We'll Teach You How

No experience necessary. Learn why we created LIKE US and how you can create your own scene to inspire a message of acceptance and belonging. Choose a scene from LIKE US that you would like to re-create. Then take our custom scene study course to learn how we created it.

Key Benefits

Students Learn:

  • How To Create Messages About Acceptance and Anti-Bullying
  • Filmmaking and Media Arts
  • Story Creation
  • Scripting
  • Auditioning
  • Acting On Film / On Camera
  • Rehearsing
  • Producing (Lights, Camera, Sound)
  • Directing

    Benefits Include:

    • Build Confidence
    • Gain Achievement
    • Practice Teamwork
    • Learn Technical Behind-The-Scenes Production and On-Camera Presentation Skills

    What's Included

    • On-Camera and Behind The Scenes Lessons & Practice
    • Digital Portfolio & On-Line Links for Sharing Class Production
    • Showcase Film Screening (On-Line)

      Bring Filmmaking To Your School

      We offer all-inclusive packages for in-school or after-school classes at your location.

      Our schedule and class details above can be customized for your school's goals and needs.

      Please contact us for more information.

      About LIKE US

      The Shooting Star Youth Challenge is coming to town, and Cory, Fatin, Lana, Astrid, and Trevor have each been unable to find a team. When their Principal asks the group of outcasts—each facing bullying and rejection for their nonbinary gender identity, recent loss from cancer, unconventional interests, or other reasons—to work together for the competition, some of the students are not too happy. To make matters worse, as the big day approaches, the team members are shaken by comments made online and in person about them, and they fear they will never be accepted for who they are. Yet together they rebuild their confidence and get ready to compete. However, in a moment of desperation, Lana confides in her teammates about a problem that is a much larger challenge than shooting a basket or nailing a comedy routine. When the C Flats step up to help their new friend, we see that what makes these kids winners are not the skills they bring to Shooting Star but the size of their hearts and being true to themselves.


      Class schedule subject to change based on enrollment and enrollment minimums. 

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