Short Film "TRANSGRESSING" post-production

'Transgressing' is a story of a hardworking insecure girl from a family fallen into poverty. She is forced to make irreversible sacrifice to save her family, and her dreams of continuing education.

We are a group of award-winning filmmakers and we are making a social impact film to bring attention to certain issues in modern society. This story explores complex themes of morality, poverty, sacrifice, and abuse. We believe that ‘Transgressing’ will resonate with audiences and provide topic for discussion and reflection long after the film’s release. We will be grateful if you can help us to raise finishing funds for this film.


You can learn more about this film on our website.

Our crew members are very passionate about telling the story of Sonia - a Dostoevsky character from ‘Crime and Punishment’ - that has become a young British girl so relevant to the modern world. They are professional award-winning filmmakers, BAFTA and BFI members, University tutors of film. Their films have been screened at film festivals around the world and broadcasted by BBC, Channel 4, CBBC, Amazon Prime and Netflix.

We have amazing cast - very talented actors, perfect for the characters they portray. We were searching them for months during our nationwide auditions.


We are thankful to have the support of Dostoevsky’s descendants, Lancaster University, educational charity Cumberland Lodge, charity Barra Culture, award-winning actor and singer Jonathan Jackson and more than 200 people who have already funded this film. We ask you to join them.

The film production was funded in April-May 2021. We filmed "Transgressing" on the first week of June 2021 in Morecambe, Lancaster and Lancaster University Campus, and in October in the mountains of Cumbria. The post-production of the film was funded by this campaign and couple of grants in February 2022.

We stretched the goal and decided to continue raising funds for the festival circuit of the film (planned to start from March 2022).

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  • Anonymous 
    • £55 
    • 5 mos
  • Carlos Costa 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Kateryna Fairclough 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
  • Lottie Hilmerzon Ahderinne 
    • £60 
    • 5 mos
  • Sarah Cassidy 
    • £30 
    • 5 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Anna Kumacheva 
Organizer
Raised £2,315 from 86 donations
Lancaster, UK
Enni Red 
Team member
Raised £195 from 10 donations
Darren Henderson 
Team member