A young Aboriginal boy with dwarfism subjected to cruel bullying has been given a role in the upcoming Mad Max movie.
In 2020, a Queensland kid named Quaden Bayles, who was 11 years old and had achondroplasia, went viral after his mother posted a video on Facebook in response to the most recent instance of brutal bullying.
Throughout the entirety of the heartbreaking video, both Quaden Bayles and his mother, Yarraka Bayles, can be seen sobbing alongside the young kid who expresses a desire to end his life by hanging himself.
After the emotionally powerful movie captured the attention of people worldwide, Quaden found inspiration in famous people like Hugh Jackman, Mark Hamill, and Jon Bernthal.
The Australian filmmaker George Miller, who won an Oscar for his previous work, was also aware of the kid’s predicament and offered him to star in his most recent film, Three Thousand Years of Longing.
Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, considered superstars in the film industry, star in the upcoming film Three Thousand Years of Longing, which was filmed in Sydney and will be released in Australia the month after.
As a result of Quaden’s satisfaction with Miller’s work, the latter requested him to star in his upcoming film, Furiosa, which is the fifth film in the Mad Max series and a prequel to the critically acclaimed film Mad Max: Fury Road, which was released in 2015.
In February of 2020, MS Bayles demonstrated the effects of bullying by broadcasting live her son’s illness on the internet.
“I’ve just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying episode, rang the principal, and I want people to know – parents, educators, teachers – this is the effect that bullying has,” she said in the video. “I want people to know – parents, educators, teachers – this is the effect that bullying has.”
“On each and every… day, something new takes place.
“This is what happens when someone bullies you.
“Would you kindly teach your children, our families, and your friends? You wonder why children are killing themselves, don’t you?”
Filming in New South Wales got underway in June.