Based on real experiences, 'Look what you did' is an emotive short film that tells the story of three different victims of rape and sexual assault, and highlights the work of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in helping them move forward.
Produced in-house by Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies' Digital Media Team, the short film was released as part of 'Time to Stop' - a joint campaign run by Norfolk Constabulary and Suffolk Constabulary to raise awareness of rape and sexual violence in Norfolk and Suffolk, particularly among young women and men aged 17 to 24.
Written and Directed by Ian Shearman (Digital Media Officer), 'Look what you did' features actors working within the field, and volunteers who supported the campaign.
'Chrissie' - Lily Betts
'Alex' - Andy Mazzei
'Melissa' - Lucy Baxter
The short film has seen a collaboration of Norfolk and Suffolk staff playing themselves.
Sgt Tony Abigail (Norfolk police officer)
Diana Baxter (Norfolk SARC manager / crisis worker)
Denise Wells (Norfolk Crisis Worker)
Amanda Hazell (Suffolk Independent Sexual Violence Advisor)
Dr Judith Thomas (Forensic Physician)
Look what you did to me? In a hurry to steal my dignity
Enslaved, I caved, to your depraved, attack on all that makes me
You'll say I welcomed your touch, drank too much, dressed as such,
To leave you in no doubt
But no means no, I tried to show, But my pleas your ignorance drowned out.
Insular I've become, I drink myself numb. Look what you did to me?
Senses dull, I mull on a truth from the past, never shared with friends or family
So why now should I speak? And who do tell?
To relive a time, a crime, a moment of hell?
I can't sleep, I can't eat. My innocent eyes saw friendship. My parents felt trust,
Yet I learned, as your intentions turned, that all you saw was lust,
At school, in life, I'm not old enough to sit and take a GCSE
But today, I'll face an examination. Look what you did to me?
My clothes took, A closer look, My say, his DNA
I talk, I cry, I'm not judged in the words I have to say
To talk things over is a step that I know I need to take, to make, to help break a life of feeling guilt
Your words, actions and support. On these my life can be re-built
This brings relief, maybe justice, the jury will decide.
But at last, the shackles of my past, I can finally cast aside.
Is it strange that I changed, from what people used to see?
Back to whom it was that I used to be...
So thanks, thanks, thanks.... Look what you did for me