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Isn't it time someone called 'Cut' - FAQs

Cut movie setHow can I donate to the campaign?

How much did the campaign cost?

Why did Keira Knightley appear in this campaign, is she giving interviews?

Where is the film being shown?

Who do I contact with a press query?

Who was involved in the making of the film?

Where can I find statistics on domestic abuse?

Why do women find it difficult to leave abusive partners?

I’m experiencing domestic abuse, what should I do? 


   

How can I donate to the campaign?
As well as donating online, you can donate by sending us a form (word doc) or you can contact Gillian on 0117 915 7451.

 

How much did the campaign cost?
Except for the costs of essential overheads, everything else was donated to us for free – the director’s time, the actors' time, film studios and location, studio crew and the advertising space we secured through supporters, and the publicity we created ourselves. Advertising agency Grey London have also kindly support us for free. They played a huge part in the campaign by helping us in practically every way, including the actual development and production of the advert. We would like to thank Grey for their commitment and support.


Why did Keira Knightley appear in this campaign, is she giving interviews?
Keira Knightley is not giving interviews for media. In relation to the film, Keira said: "I wanted to take part in this advert for Women's Aid because while domestic violence exists in every section of society, we rarely hear about it. We may not think we know someone who has experienced domestic violence, but this does not mean that it is not happening. Domestic violence affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime and kills two women every week. Without the services provided by Women's Aid, many more women could be at risk of being killed, yet without donations the charity may not exist this time next year. Please donate £2 a month to Women's Aid to help save lives."


Where is the film being shown?
The film is being shown in cinemas and on television (after the watershed) from 2nd April 2009. It is also being shown online.
 

Who do I contact with a press query?
Please email press or call 0117 915 7454. View our press release about the campaign and the accompanying microsite.

 

Who was involved in the making of the film?
Director Joe WrightDab Hand media and Grey London were involved in the making of the film. Please view our Thank you page for more info.

 

Where can I find statistics on domestic abuse?
Our website contains a range of statistics on domestic abuse. On average, two women a week are killed by a current or former partner. This statistic is sourced from a Home Office report 2007/08 (page 21, Table 1.05). View a story about a domestic abuse homicide.

 

Why do women find it difficult to leave abusive partners?
Women stay in abusive relationships for lots of reasons ranging from love to terror. They may be afraid of further abuse if they try to leave or get help. They may be worried about money to support themselves and their children. They may be worried about losing their home or possessions and worry that their children may be taken away from them. They may be afraid of being alone, especially if they have to move away from friends and family. There may be feelings of guilt or shame which prevent her from leaving. They may have few friends or family and feel they have nowhere to go. They may not want to move the children away from their school. They may also believe that their partner is going to change in the future. Find out more, including information for family and friends and ways you can support a woman experiencing domestic abuse.


I’m experiencing domestic abuse, what should I do?
For immediate help and support, call the 24 hour free National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge). Also, visit the Survivor’s Handbook, find out whether you may be experiencing abuse, and view answers to questions often asked by women experiencing domestic abuse.