INT. THEATRE – NIGHT
A BALLERINA dances, happily, on a stage, until a string
shoots out from the Ballerina’s arm, up in to the rafters.
She tugs at the string until another string shoots out
from her other arm.
The strings hold her in place, as more and more strings
shoot out of her body, turning her in to a marionette.
She tries to pull herself free but the strings hold her.
One in four women experience
domestic violence in their lifetime.
She is lifted up, then dropped. A tear rolls down her face
and falls to the floor.
Suddenly, a beam of light shoots through the theatre as a
TOY wearing a REFUGE shirt opens the audience entrance
Refuge is there to support a
woman every step of the way.
The refuge toy waves a hand behind it, and then lots of
other toys enter, all applauding the Ballerina. They walk
towards the stage and stand in front of seats.
Rebuilding lives; creating new
The Refuge toy smiles as the ballerina pulls the strings
off, freeing herself. She smiles, and begins dancing
The Ballerina twirls, leaps, and lands perfectly. She
curtsies to her adoring audience. The refuge toy walks on
The Refuge toy holds out their hand to her, and it
transforms in to the Refuge logo. As the narrator speaks,
the words appear under the logo.
Refuge. For women and children.
Against domestic violence.