The screams rip through the dark, echoing in the chilly night air.
"Oh my God, no!"
"Help me, she's not waking up!"
"Somebody help us!"
The shouts come from inside a silver pickup truck with its hood crumpled against a tree off the side of a road. Inside, four high school students are moaning or screaming and covered in blood. The fifth student, a girl, is pale and still.
All five are soaked with beer from the bottles that smashed in the cab.
So begins the haunting anti-drinking and –driving film for teens, “Point of No Return.”
The 30-minute video shows five teens trying – and failing - to get some alcohol for a night of partying. A quick rewind later shows the disastrous consequences that result when they succeed, illustrating how one bad choice can lead to a lifetime of repercussions.
Kennebunk Police Chief Bob MacKenzie said the idea for the film came to him in a dream. MacKenzie said his vision — to show the different outcomes that could come from a night of teen drinking — went from dream to reality only with the help of L. Blake Baldwin Video Creations, which did the filming and editing of “Point of No Return.”
Using documentary and dramatic film techniques, “Point of No Return” offers a powerful lesson for young people on the dangers of drinking and driving and points the way toward good decision-making. Realistically acted by high school students, parents, police, fire and rescue, hospital and funeral home personnel, the video has been hailed by educators, law enforcement officials and, more importantly, teens themselves as the most effective anti-drink and –driving film they have ever seen.
Now, for the first time, “Point of No Return” is available as an educational tool for your community …
What if one moment changed your life forever?
That’s the premise behind the haunting anti-drinking film for teens, “Point of No Return.”
The 30-minute video starts out with five teens trying – and failing - to get some alcohol for a night of partying. Then the story rewinds, though, and you see the disastrous consequences that result when they succeed, showing how one bad choice can lead to a lifetime of repercussions.
Using documentary and dramatic film techniques, “Point of No Return” offers a powerful lesson to teens on the dangers of drinking and driving and points the way toward good decision-making.
Hailed as “the best substance abuse film,” “Point of No Return” is a true cautionary tale for modern times.
The film is available today for purchase at www.pointofnoreturn.tv.