This summer, JCFilms Studios will be tackling its darkest subject matter to date. And this time it’s personal.
“We’ve made films about school bullying, opioid addiction, and even police brutality, but nothing is more sinister than childhood sexual abuse,” explains Jason Campbell, President of JCFilms.
Campbell who is a survivor of child sexual abuse has spent years studying the issue to help try to forget his nightmares, but they still come.
“When you mess with a child’s premature emotions on intimacy and trust; they’re not prepared to cope with the pain, shame and relationship issues that follow them into adulthood,” Campbell said.
Forgetting the Nightmare is based on Campbell’s life struggle to forget his personal nightmares of events that happened to him at age eight. And for anyone that believes these are rare occurrences, think again.
According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center about 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 13 boys in the US experience sexual abuse at some time in their childhood. Recently, the CDC classified child sexual abuse as a major public health problem.
The purpose of this film is to bring awareness to this atrocious epidemic and seek to find justice against perpetrators and the many institutions who have failed to protect children.
Campbell, who has produced over 40 faith and family films has already reached to out to several Hollywood names to help on the project.
“This will be an all-star cast but we still need some help in funding the production,” Campbell said.
Campbell has set up a donation page here for those that want to help him make this film a reality. If you would like to know more about Forgetting the Nightmare and how you can get involved please call/text Jason at 304-906-5957.