So a few uni mates and I are in the process of making a documentary (working title: 55 Tram) and things are going really well.
The central idea of the film involves the 2007 shooting in the Melbourne CBD (near the corner of William Street and Market Street, when two people were shot, one of which tragically died).
My friend Lily was on the tram that horrible day, on her way to school. The tram screeched to a stop and the shooting happened right in front of the no. 55 tram. The passengers on that tram heard the gunshots and truly feared for their lives (the tram-doors had opened and for all they knew the gunman was going to board the tram..)
Luckily the passengers were okay, but that fear and the chaos that ensued truly affected them and has stayed with them after all these years.
We want to speak to the other people that were onboard that tram and largely our documentary is a search for a woman in particular: a stranger who, on hearing the gunshots, threw herself on my friend Lily in order to protect her. An instinctual and selfless act of altruism.
Tomorrow our production group is being interviewed by mX, a Melbourne-based publication especially targeted at commuters.
With this interview we hope to broaden the search for this woman who selflessly protected my friend Lily and to gain further publicity for our film.