Dark Cloud examines a growing epidemic deeply affecting the mental, emotional and even physical well-being of today’s youth — the toll of cyberbullying and digital antagonism — through the eyes of Carol Todd. Carol is the mother of Amanda Todd, the B.C. teen whose suicide after two years of bullying, exacerbated by a cyberstalker, became a flashpoint for global action and gained her the label “The Girl Who Woke Up the World.”
Dark Cloud follows Carol’s ongoing fight for cyberbullying awareness, unfolding the much larger story, introducing us to families who have endured similar experiences and some of the most important anti-cyberbullying experts in Canada. Weaving their expertise and experience together, Dark Cloud illuminates the statistics, clarifies the long consequences of cyberbullying and shares insights into both cyberbullying’s causes and its prevention.
Spotlight Productions are specialists in documentary features and series currently in production on numerous non-fiction short films and a globally-reaching feature doc with the family of cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd. The company was founded in 2012 by Ravinder Minhas and Mathew Embry, an award-winning filmmaker who has produced or directed over 400 hours of content broadcastaround the globe — including the Toronto International Film Festival selection, Living Proof. With a heavy focus on UHD 4k digital production and access to the newest camera and editing equipment on the market, spotlight productions is committed to capturing intriguing stories in groundbreaking ways.