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Leicester Animation Studio Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Animated Short Film About Hoarding Disorder

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Animation studio Kino Bino has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their animated short film Of All The Things. The British Film Institute (BFI) Network-supported film, which focuses on the relationship between a mother and her daughter, visually explores real human emotions within the context of hoarding disorder.

Despite backing from the BFI NETWORK and the National Lottery, Kino Bino is seeking additional pledges to complete the production. National hoarding organisations such as Hoarding Disorder UK, Clouds End, and Hoarding Support, along with Leicestershire Fire Service, academic experts, and organisations like the British Psychological Society, Age UK, and the APDO, are rallying behind this project.

Steff Lee, the film’s director, explains, “Our film is more than just a story. We aim to raise awareness and spark conversations around this often misunderstood condition. We believe that, through the power of narrative, we can cultivate empathy, challenge prevailing stereotypes surrounding hoarding, and inspire individuals, their families, and friends to seek support.”

Producer Bella Tomlinson, known for her work on classics like Bob the Builder and Pingu, emphasises the film’s creative portrayal of life in a hoarded home. She states, “‘Of All The Things’ has also been an opportunity to give women working in or starting in the animation industry a chance to showcase their fantastic talents. Our amazing crew has created stunning artwork, charming character designs, and evocative music to highlight how hoarding can impact lives. We’re raising funds through crowdfunding to ensure that this film serves not only as a creative expression but also as a valuable resource for hoarding support organisations.”

Professor Nick Neave, director of the Hoarding Research Group, adds, “The film will form an invaluable educational tool to raise awareness about hoarding disorder, and how it can impact a person and their family. It will be useful for the general public, for people who hoard, and for the professionals who deal with hoarding cases, and hopefully promote more positive attitudes towards this condition.”

Steff Lee further notes: “By participating in our crowdfunding campaign, backers and sponsors become integral investors in a creative film with the potential to positively impact the lives of those with hoarding disorder.” Kino Bino is pleased to announce that DMU Engagement and Holistic Hoarding are the first corporate sponsors. Sponsors will be thanked through film credits, exclusive updates, and recognition across Kino Bino’s platforms. Crowdfunding backers can look forward to a treasure trove of rewards.

Kino Bino is an animation studio based in Leicester, specialising in content for children, healthcare, and community campaigns. Their vision is to make a difference to communities worldwide. With decades of experience, they are trusted by brands such as the BBC, NHS, and TED-Ed, and have both BAFTA and RTS nominations in their team’s trophy cabinet.

The crowdfunding campaign can be supported here.

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