JANE LYNCH, SLASH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS DRUMMER CHAD SMITH, OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE STEP UP TO SUPPORT ANDREW COLE’S “Do You Think I’m a Joke” PROJECT
They join Jeff Goldblum, Julian Lennon, Lemmy Kilmister, Charlie Sheen, Dave Stewart, Meatloaf, Tom Cochrane, Carrot Top, Slash, Cedric The Entertainer, and others in the fight against bullying.
Andrew Cole has enlisted the aid of some high profile celebrities to help with his Documentary-style film “Do You Think I’m a Joke?,” including Adam Leipzig, a former Senior Vice President of Disney and former President of National Geographic Films. He also has the support of The Canadian & American Centre for Abuse Awareness, a national, charitable organization that has served North Americans since 1993. Listen to Andrew in this interview as he talks about the project and the most touching story he’s heard from a celebrity yet from actor Michael Biehn. (cont.’d)
For Andrew Cole growing up the bullying was constant. It was a daily routine to get up to go to school and endure hazing. This was life in football-mad Liverpool. Yes, the same town that spawned the Beatles was telling a young musician he wasn’t good enough but Andrew wouldn’t be defeated. He had a dream and he was determined to follow it. The bullying stuck with him as a constant reminder that there were doubters and those who wanted him to fail. Confidence was something that Andrew Cole had in his ability to sing and create music. Even when his chosen passion wasn’t popular amongst his peers, he would continue to follow his passion. To this day he still hears the childhood chorus of taunts about his career path. As Andrew pursues his dream in music to this day he still hears the childhood chorus of taunts, and the emotional trauma is vivid and it stings. This is bullying. Andrew Cole knew he wasn’t the only one. He knew others had been bullied and wanted to talk about it and take action. Since music was the source of pain for his bullying, it would also be his source for awareness. Andrew Cole set out on a mission to bring awareness through a song about bullying. Music has the power to effect change, and inspire people to take action. It is both a rallying cry, and a calming influence. Follow him by visiting www.facebook.com/andrewcolemusic or on Twitter @andrewcolemusic. #doyouthinkImaJoke
The featured project is the production and distribution of a song called “Do You Think I’m a Joke?”, written by Andrew Cole, Michael Hanson and Alan Frew, which features a number of music and film industry stars who share the desire to change the impact of bullying in our communities and within our schools. A film about the making of this project will also be made and distributed with proceeds of both the song and the video going toAbuseHurts.com to further assist with its anti-bullying activities and services.