Bullying and silence
Sisters make a silent film about the need to speak out.
From left, sisters Lelina, Yin and Melora Chang at The Bellmore Theatre pictured with a frame from their movie, “Strain,” about anti-bullying. (Aug. 10, 2013)
Actress Cali Fredrichs plays bystander Dawn in the film “Strain,” about two childhood friends who grow apart in high school when one joins another set of friends. The friend who isn’t in their clique is bullied while the former friend fails to intervene.
Actress Francia Raisa plays the bully, Julie in "Stains."
Lelina Chang, left, with her sister Melora at their high school, Great Neck South. (Sept. 15, 2013)
Melora Chang does a voice-over for a teenage role on the television show “Nurse Jackie.” She is an aspiring actress and co-producer of the movie “Strain,” an anti-bullying silent film written, directed and produced by her oldest sister, Yin.
Melora Chang, left, and her sister Lelina ride their ripstick boards in Great Neck. (Sept. 15, 2013)
Lelina, left, and her sister Melora Chang with state Sen. Jack Martins at his Garden City Park office holding posters and DVD of the movie "Strain"
Lelina Chang has been an intern for the past three summers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.
"Strain" is a silent film about the need to speak out about bullying.
From left, sisters Melora, Yin and Lelina Chang at The Bellmore Theatre for their movie, “Strain,” about anti-bullying. (Aug. 10, 2013)
Yin Chang the director and creator of "Strain" at the Bellmore Theater in Bellmore. Her siblings, Lelina and Melora Chang, are associate producers of the short anti-bullying film. (Aug. 10, 2013)
Actress Michelle Page's character Maxine is the victim in "Strain," a silent film about anti-bullying.
Actresses Michelle Page (Maxine), left, and Cali Fredrichs (Dawn) in the silent film "Strain".
Lelina Chang, flanked by her mom Beatrice Chew, left, and sisters Melora and Yin, won the 2013 Miss Teen New York International Pageant Miss Photogenic Award, 2013 Miss Teen New York International Pageant People's Choice Award, and placed in the Top 3 at the pageant on an anti-bullying platform.