INT. BEDROOM. DAY
A smiling, pretty knitted doll sits amongst other toys at
the head of a bed.
A hand gently lifts and plays with her, spinning her around
etc. Suddenly it begins to get rougher and more aggressive,
the doll wincing in pain at the hands grip.
1 in 4 woman experience domestic
abuse in their lifetime.
SLAM. She’s thrown to the ground. She heaves herself up and
quickly begins to run. She’s just a few steps as she looks
over her shoulder, only to see the hand who grabs and yanks
her backwards by the arm.
One in nine are severely injured
The doll flies through the air and THUMPS onto the ground
once more. Again the hand attempts to grab her but she
manages to slip through his fingers, constantly squirming
out of his grip.
Suddenly the hand snatches her up by the leg, and with one
last spin the doll is chucked against the headboard. A
darkness surrounds her.
Domestic abuse can happen to
anyone, regardless of age, religion
or social background.
She rubs her head and pulls a trailing bit of wool from her
arm, she’s horrified.
And that’s why Refuge are here to
As Doll is picking herself up, an old fashion styled smiling
toy TELEPHONE quickly wheels over to her, supporting her
under one arm. The telephone pops off the receiver with a
Refuge offer a National domestic
violence helpline, open 24 hours a
day, every day.
ZOOM. Telephone and Doll both look up at ASTRONAUT who
happily hovers above them. He holds an open plan dolls house
which he places behind Doll and Telephone, they now look as
though they are inside the house.
Alongside providing emergency
housing for woman fleeing abuse.
A hand slips itself into the Doll’s. It’s TEDDY, who smiles
warmly at her.
And our specialist refuge staff are
on hand to provide emotional and
practical support, always.
Finally when it looks as though peace is restored, the hand
darts in once more.
Doll now triumphantly steps forward, she won’t be pushed
The hand wavers.
Refuge are here to support woman
who are rebuilding their life after
abuse, every step of the way.
The other toys step forward and unite with the doll. Teddy
and Astronaut hold her hands, and telephone wheels in front
The hand hovers, then leaves, accepting it’s defeat.
The doll smiles at the toys, she’s now safe.
INT. ROOM. DAY
A woman drinks a cup of tea, her hair and outfit clearly
representing that she was the doll. She sits with three
other people who were the toys, their looks representing
which toy they played. They chat and laugh.
The refuge logo appears, as well as the message of the voice
Refuge, rebuilding lives, creating