GR;T Documentary

by jodie01 in Hitchin, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th July 2017 we successfully raised £3,080 with 47 supporters in 28 days

You’ve seen films about self-harm before. This one will be different. But to do it, I need a bit of a leg up! Help raise some initial funds.

by jodie01 in Hitchin, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to raise more than enough to buy the equipment we need, then the stretch target will aim to go towards getting the film distributed in an interactive kind of way. We will be able to visit schools, and health care settings where we can put on screenings, and offer advice on how other communities can set up their own version of GR;T what ever their background, and whatever the problems they are facing. 

I need to raise an initial fund to get the film up and running. Primarily I'm missing some key pieces of equipment, and that's where I need your help with this crowdfunder! You’ve probably seen films about self-harm before. This one will be different. Led by a GP who spent  5 years of her teenage life struggling to overcome both the condition and the stigma attached to it, Dr Louise Randall believes we are on the precipice of an epidemic of self-harm among our teenage population.

Nearly 19,000 children received hospital treatment for self-harm in 2015, a 14% increase since 2012 according to NSPCC. The number of girls treated as hospital inpatients after cutting themselves has almost quadrupled over ten years, from 600 to 2,311 – a 285% increase. School nurses have told us they are “drowning in self harm … under-the-radar cutting clubs are becoming common place in our secondary schools.”

Dr Randall recently launched her project, GR;T (Growing Resilience in Teens)  in the face of what she describes as an epidemic of self-harm brought about by teenager's exposure to social media. And I intend to follow and film the project and use the film as an educational tool distributing it to educational and health facilities nationwide, as well as touring the film to as wide an audience as possible. 

To do this we need some equipment pretty quickly, the project is happening right now!

The equipment will be not just be used to actually make the film but the young people who take part in GR;T will also be able to gain skills using the production equipment as part of the GR;T project. The equipment we hope to purchase with some of these funds will both help me make the film and enable the teens who take part in GR;T to tell their own stories. Film making skills are not only creative way to channel energy but also help give a voice and create an opportunity to tell stories. 

This crowdfunder will enable us to make the film the GR;T project deserves and put us in a much stronger position to apply for other funding sources. This is a story that needs to be told, and its happening right now, it is a film that needs to be made and with your help it will be possible. 

Thank you so much.

Jodie (& Dr Louise and the GR;T Team!) 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

No reward, this is just a donation for the good feeling of helping us out! Thank you.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

For £25 receive a classic Kraft bound A6 notebook with the GR;T logo - for jotting down all your amazing genius invention ideas, holiday plans, life ambitions and grand designs sketches or simply to use for shopping lists and to take notes in meetings. : )

£30 or more

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A stylish jute shopping bag with the GR;T logo

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£50 Reward

I know some of you lot out there are incredibly generous, but are not too bothered about a reward. So this one is especially for you. No reward but you will receive a personal thank you from the production team.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

An invitation to the inaugural screening of the film on completion - details TBC. And a personal thank you from the production team.

£100 or more

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See your name on the big screen as it rolls on the credits of the film at the end.

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

Make your own movie with this pledge as you'll get one day's free use of the recording equipment at a mutually convenient date. (professional camera and sound equipment) Or upgrade to the £350 pledge to have a one minute movie made for you...)

£350 or more

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£350 Reward

Business out there - this one is for you. Receive a one minute corporate video for your organisation, professionally scripted, shot and edited. Harness the power of short film for your own campaign event or sales too. this one is a bargain!!

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

See your name or company name on the big screen with credit Executive Producer or Corporate Sponsor - you choose.

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