Fine Cut

Fine Cut 2014: 'Cyberbullied'

"Cyberbullied" is a documentary directed by Doug Cembellin. The film aired as part of the 2014 edition of "Fine Cut," KCET's 17th annual festival of student films.

"Cyberbullied" Synopsis:
This documentary explores the devastating effects of an emerging epidemic sweeping the nation: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is when a child targets another child and harasses him/her with digital technology. Instead of that quintessential bully experience of being slammed into a locker or robbed of lunch money, this type of bullying is often anonymous and can have fatal consequences.

Doug Cembellin's Bio:
Doug Cembellin is originally from Pleasanton, Calif. -- 45 minutes east of San Francisco. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting and directing, an MFA in cinema production, and has performed, directed, and produced throughout the Bay Area, across the United States, and in Europe. He began teaching special education in 1997.

From 2000-2003, he worked as a junior high drama teacher and taught English in China. He has worked as a counselor at a group home for troubled youths and as a site coordinator for a series of after-school programs in Los Angeles. In 2008 he traveled to Europe, Africa, and South and Central America in an effort to gain a more global perspective.

His great loves are his family, sports, the outdoors, and the arts. As a filmmaker, he hopes to bring joy and laughter to audiences as well as create work that informs and inspires.

Click here to watch the movie. Warning: The film contains explicit language.

Click here to read a Q&A with the filmmaker.