The Ballad of Haley Wilson
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On 9th February 2019 we successfully raised £390 with 11 supporters in 56 days

The Ballad Of Haley Wilson follows a young musician whose dreams and aspirations change after an assault renders her hands useless.

by The Ballad of Haley Wilson in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Story:

In her early twenties, playing in a vibrant indie music scene, guitarist Haley Wilson is almost knocking down the door of success; people are starting to become aware of her talent, and a local magazine is looking to interview her for a feature article. The future is bright... until late one night after a gig she is attacked and her hands are badly damaged. Days later she learns that the damage is permanent, and that she will never play the guitar again. After a period of depression and self-reflection, she starts to meet a new group of people who make her see the future, and her beloved music, differently. The Ballad Of Haley Wilson is an emotional drama concerning universal themes of hope, friendship and love, set amongst the bars and backstreets of Manchester.

Why We Need You:

We are a group of third-year University students studying Film Production at Salford, and The Ballad Of Haley Wilson is our final year project; a 45 minute film produced entirely by ourselves, from initial development ideas through to post-production and marketing. Even low-budget, short films are expensive, and we are seeking contributors for funding to enable us to make the best, most professional film possible. Following completion, it is our intention to enter film festivals, and with the reputation and proven track-record of Salford University as a starting point for talent in the industry this will hopefully give us all the initial push to follow our own dreams. Just like Haley Wilson.

Even a donation of just £1 will be incredibly useful to us, and you can see the rewards available for contributors to the right. However, even if you cannot donate, please support us by following the film , and sharing to your own social media. Please spread the word! Thank you.

We've got about halfway through filming now! Here some Behind the scenes photos:

Meet the Cast:

Haley Wilson- Millie Austin

Amelia - Holly Pasha 

Andre - Dominic McCavish 

These are our three main actors, they are all excellent and a joy to work with making every shoot day fun and making this film possible. 

Meet The Team:


William Jordan - Director/Writer

Sophie Hare - Producer/1st AD/Sound Design 

Aimee Lee-Brown - Producer/Lighting Director

Luke Schilling - Editor

Kamran Hussian - Director Of Photography 

Richard Burtinshaw - Camera Operator

Benjamin Winstanley - Sound Operator 

Where to find us:

Follow us for daily updates on the film progress into pre-production, casting, locations & design, as we head ever nearer to the first day of filming. 

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£20 or more


If you donate £20 you will receive a soundtrack of the film as well as the above rewards!

£5 or more


For £5 you'll receive a special thanks in our credits!

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£10 Reward

If you donate £10 you will receive a copy of the film as well as a special thanks in the credits.

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If you donate £15 you will receive a signed copy of the script as well as the above!

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Lead Singer

If you donate £50 you will receive a crew T-Shirt, Poster, Soundtrack of the films music, Signed Script and a Special Thanks In the credits.

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