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"Bullied" a true story based on a young boy growing up in New York City in a time when being different wasn’t accepted nor respected.   


The short shows how the Bully, a leader of his handpicked group of followers who follow him and Bully others just not to be… “Bullied.”    


His prey on the weak is victimized repeatedly to negative acts on the part of one or more other children. The Bullies negative action intentionally inflicts pain through words or physical action bring discomfort upon another and in doing so brings comfort to the Bully.

“In order for me to write “Bullied,” I had to relive one of the many moments I’ve been through in my life. During the filming process I had to see it from the outside looking in and as I watched it unfold yet again it gave me a true understanding about life, my life and why the story needed to be told.”  


“Where I am today is because I was able to find the strength from within…some are not that strong, and they see no hope in their life, they need guidance to see that life is good, and you can get through this…but no one can do it alone, and we can do it together. I want the “Bullied” project to be a learning platform for Parents, Teachers, Youth and Anyone who is being “Bullied” to understand, you are not alone, reach out for help and let someone know what is happening. Being “Bullied” is happening to Young and Old and comes in many different forms. If you are being “Bullied” or see someone being “Bullied” …stand up and say something “Starting Today” …because you matter, and you are loved.”   


Frankie C aka Frankie Cappello is an Actor, Writer, Producer, and Director. His body of work as a performer started in and around New York City at a very young. His abilities were nurtured allowing him to grow into the creative person he is today.   


Kathrine Narducci is an Actress and Director. Her body of work as an Actress include:  “Bronx Tale,” “Sopranos,” “Jersey Boys, the movie,”
and most recently “The Wizard of  
Lies,” “The Irishman,” and “Fonzo.”    


Extending herself into Directing, her first project was “Dante’s World.” When presented with an offer to Direct “Bullied” she gladly signed on. “The topic of the project is the current situation in which the world is facing today, and change is desperately needed in society and bullying must be stopped asap.”  

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"Bullied" starring: Yianni Vasis, Christopher Rivera, Michael Rivera, Tiziano Fichera                         Aidan Borah, Fatlind Syla, Lasha Jijiashvili and Angelica Fichera                    

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Executive Producer   

Four Reasons for Happiness Productions  


Director of Photography   

Eddy Barrena    
Edited by Nicholas Conti
Graphics by 

"Starting Today"   

Theme Song  

Written and Performed by  

Frankie C  


Background Music by   



Casting by



Special Appearance by  

Michael Musto  

Interview filmed by Victoria Radrigan  


All Photographs of Frankie C   

by Susan Meiselas, Magnum Photo  

If you or someone you know is being bullied or need someone to talk to, please reach out to one of the organizations listed below for help. Remember you are not alone, “Starting Today” get involved and Stand Up to Bullying!

go to Google and check out:

GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273- TALK (8255)

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuseintimidate, or aggressively dominate others. It is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets.

Justifications and rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of… Sexuality, Gender, Race, Religion, Class, AppearanceBehavior, Body Language, Personality
ReputationLineage, Strength, Size or Ability.



“It’s ok to Be Free to Be You and Me”



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