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Cut Short: Fighting Against Knives in the North

A project in Leeds, UK by Tell Studio

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'If they've got one, I need one.' Sarah, a bereaved mother, and Vilson, a young ex-offender, try to stop knife crime in Leeds.
Backers: 107
Average Pledge Per Backer: £41

Funded: £4,385 of £4,200
Dates: Sep 30th -> Nov 29th (61 days)
Project By: Tell Studio
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Latest News

Last day! Kickstarter should process the transaction tomorrow.

November 28th - via:
Hi everyone! Just a note to say the campaign closes tomorrow so Kickstarter should be attempting to withdraw your pledge amount from tomorrow. As we understand it we receive the funds within 10 days from the end of the campaign, so you should see the... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
To all 99 backers who came together to make this happen - it's happening! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Thank you so much for all the support and shares. We're thrilled to... (Read More)

[90%!!!!] We're in the endgame now...

November 21st - via:
Firstly - did you catch the 80% funded video I made this weekend? And we're already on 90%. It's home stretch time! It's been a mad two months for us running the kickstarter and prepping the doc at the same time. I hope as backers you've felt kept in... (Read More)

Over 70%! Plus - what would you like to know?

November 17th - via:
Start the day off with some good news eh? Currently 72% funded, home stretch! We'll be on Leeds' Fever FM at 12pm today - you can listen live here: We're starting to prepare our... (Read More)

60% came and went! Nearly at 70...

November 15th - via:
Just a quick one - over a weekend we've seen another 600+ in pledges come in. Our big shout about 50% ended up being small news as we're now sweeping on to 70% funded! Keep your eyes peeled for some Q&A questions coming soon that will feed into... (Read More)

WE'RE HALFWAY THERE!! (and a production update - all good news)

November 11th - via:
Owen here, Can't bloody believe it. We've raised three pound short of £2,200 from people who just believe in what we're doing. I can't express how grateful the team and I are. There's still time for people to get their pledges in, so if you know... (Read More)

BTS - we're nearly at the 50% mark!

October 30th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 “It doesn’t only affect people who are directly involved with the crimes. It affects everyone around them” - Vilson.  Some... (Read More)


October 17th - via:
Hi everyone,  we've now reached our 40% milestone - amazing!  It's been a busy few weeks but we're getting closer and closer to our goal. We've had some great press coverage and spoken to some organisations/people, who are keen on helping us share... (Read More)


October 12th - via:
Owen being interviewed by ITV News We had ITV News Calendar in the office today interviewing Sarah, Vilson and Owen about the project. It will be aired this evening at 6pm on ITV News Calendar (North). Please tune in to hear more about us and the... (Read More)

30% Funded!!!!

October 12th - via:
WOW! We are 30% - AMAZING. Thank you so much to all that have donated and shared our project. Nearly at the half way point already. Please keep sharing our posts and consider donating if you haven't already, it means so much to us.  30% funded!  (Read More)

We're in the news!

October 6th - via:
We're in the Yorkshire Evening Post!! So good that they believe in what we're doing and they're willing to... (Read More)

Off to a good start!

October 4th - via:
Day 5 and we're 1/8 of the way there! Please keep sharing and follow @cutshortdoc on Instagram to stay in the loop. On Filmmaking content: I'm thinking about the best way to go about easily sharing exclusive videos for the Filmmaker tier, and the... (Read More)


October 3rd - via:
We're 10% funded in 24 hours!  Thank you for the amazing support thus far, we really appreciate it! 10% funded in 24 hours!  (Read More)


September 30th - via:
It all starts here! We're all super excited for the months to come. Follow us on our Instagram, @cutshortdoc or check here for updates!  (Read More)

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