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Towson EMF grad writes film for One Love Foundation

Towson University mass communication and media studies graduate Jaimie Yates’s film “Escalation,” made for the One Love Foundation and filmed partially on Towson’s campus, earned a mention in the Baltimore Sun last week after the Baltimore Ravens hosted a showing for 80 area high school and college representatives.

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Yates ‘10 works as a writer/producer for Renegade Productions, who the One Love Foundation commissioned to create the film. The 30-minute movie follows a college couple from the beginning of their relationship through a downward spiral of possessiveness and violence. It mirrors the life and death of Yeardley Love, a Baltimore native and University of Virginia lacrosse player. Her boyfriend George Huguely V was convicted of her murder and is serving a 23-year jail sentence.

The film is free to schools with the stipulation it is only shown as part of a workshop run by trained facilitators who lead students in discussions about intervening and helping someone in an abusive relationship.

“Escalation” won a Silver Remi for Short Dramatic Film at the 47th annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in 2014.

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