Welcome to Firehorse Film Productions

Firehorse Film is a well-established and innovative production company, dedicated to producing work that tackles issues that directly affect the lives of young people.
The purpose of our films are to inform and entertain, whilst educating. The scripts balance humour with serious message.
We use the power of film to raise awareness and begin discussions about sensitive and complex issues.

B is For Bully

‘B is for Bully’, aimed at ages 12 – 18, is a sensitive, powerful and moving drama / mockumentary and chronicles a year in the life of school pupil Paige.
Set in a modern secondary school, Paige inadvertently becomes the target of rumours, cruel words and actions. Her retreat, social -media, soon becomes toxic, very quickly. Despite her best efforts to stand up for herself and rise above the situation, and support from family and friend Adam, the devastating effects of cyber-bullying are revealed, for all concerned.

The storyline will take viewers through a range of emotions but most importantly help them realise the importance of empathy, kindness and the need to use social media responsibly.

The film gives an unique insight into how it feels to be bullied.

The message is clear, relevant and poignant. The carefully crafted script reflects the responsibility we deem necessary to depict this subject.

Once online, words can’t be taken back, so why risk being that one person, who sends that one text, comment, Like or Tweet that pushes someone else too far, makes them lose hope?

Cyberbullying can happen at any time or anywhere - a young person can be bullied when they are alone in their bedroom - so it can feel like there’s no escape.

B is for Bully will –

  • Challenges the idea that bullying should be tolerated and accepted as ‘Just a part of growing up’
  • Contains characters and situations, young people can identify with and relate to
  • Urges schools to be places with an emphasis on the idea that’s it’s all right to be different.
  • Helps viewers see that silence helps the bully gain more power over the target.
  • Inspire adults to listen to young people about bullying.
  • Highlights the responsibility of using social media
  • Shows the devastating effects of cyber-bullying.
  • Encourages kindness.
  • The DVD Is accompanied by a detailed resource pack linked to the national Curriculum
  • Perfect for use within PSHE, English, Drama and across the curriculum.

My Life As A Bully

Combining education with entertainment and balancing wit with knowledge ‘My life as a Bully’ is a 45 minute drama / mockumentary that delivers a powerful anti-bullying message with the most potent tool going, humour.

With an introduction by the UK Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, set in a modern day secondary school the storyline makes a real and lasting impact on the issue of bullying

Set in a modern day secondary school it is the story of Booker, nicknamed as of her love of books and her status as one of the many silent targets of a particularly nasty school bully ‘Bulldog’ and his gang.

Booker may appear passive, but she is no fool. When she witnesses, the bullying increasing she naturally turns to books for guidance. When the temporary relief librarian suggests she takes a copy of ‘Bully For You’, although uncertain, she takes it.

The events that follow change the face of the school forever.

MY LIFE AS A BULLY will

  • Generate discussion and change attitudes towards bullying
  • Show the impact of being bullied and of being a bystander
  • Illustrate the consequences of being a bully
  • Empower young people about the importance of speaking out against injustices
  • Help viewers see that silence helps the bully gain more power over the target
  • Highlight that it is not good to stand by and watch or encourage bullying behaviour
  • Encourage uniting together, and be empowered so speak out against bullying
  • Acknowledge that it takes courage to speak up, but be courageous – as people want to help.
  • Convey the message that no one deserves to be bullied
  • Urge bullies to stop and think how their behaviour affects other people
  • Assure adults that they can make a difference, by creating an environment that’s caring, positive and supportive
  • Inspire adults to listen to young people, about bullying
  • The film is accompanied by a comprehensive resource pack, linked to the National Curriculum ,full of helpful information, valuable lesson plans, discussion starters and classroom activities