Ronnie Kroell Talks FRIEND Film with Teeco71
Q: Tell me how you got involved with the Friend Film?
A: I met the writer/director of FRIEND thanks to a mutual friend, John Nelson. Elliot D. London is one of the most passionate film-makers I have ever met with a commitment to making a difference through his work (some of your readers may know him from the “Wedding Dance” video.
Elliot and I instantly clicked and saw similarities in our artistic goals – not to mention that we are both only children, both Aquarians, and both from the Chicago-land area. The only difference is that he is a Jew and I am a gentile, but I like to think that I am jew-”ish” being that I went to Niles North in Skokie, Illinois. We make a great team! I have joined the project not only as an actor, but as an Executive Producer – I am committed to making this film a reality.
Looking back on those times, I have finally reached a point where I can forgive them and find strength from those experiences. I have chosen to redirect that pain and anger into more positive channels – artistic projects that will help change hearts and minds. For others with similar experiences, the outcome has not been so positive. Many victims of bullying feel like they have no one to turn to or that there is no point to living anymore – and take their own lives. When this happens, we are all truly at a loss.
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