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Canned Laughter

A project in Kent, UK by Chris Brake

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A short comedy film with puppetry
Backers: 142
Average Pledge Per Backer: £44

Funded: £6,179 of £5,000
Dates: Apr 19th -> May 19th (30 days)
Project By: Chris Brake
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Latest News


May 15th - via:
THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! £5,037 PLEDGED 123 BACKERS 3 DAYS TO GO WE DID IT! Or more specifically, YOU did it. With your help and incredible generosity we've amazingly managed to reach our target of £5,000 ahead of schedule.   That... (Read More)

95% FUNDED!!!

May 14th - via:
Hey everyone The end is nigh! At the time of writing we're 95% funded and just £223 away from hitting our goal! Please do keep spreading the word and telling your friends. We're very nearly there! Thank you to all of our latest backers who have... (Read More)


May 13th - via:
Hey everyone,  We've had a pretty crazy couple of days on the campaign.  Since the last update just 2 days ago we've jumped from 70% funded to just under 90% funded (currently only £25 shy of it)! We also hit a pretty major milestone and welcomed... (Read More)


May 11th - via:
Hey everyone, SO... The end is in sight now, and with only 7 days left we just hit 70% FUNDED! That's over £3,500 from 88 backers! A big thank you to everyone who has been spreading the word this week and posting about the campaign on social media.... (Read More)


May 9th - via:
Hey everyone, Since our last update just 3 days ago we've hit another remarkable run of milestones.   In that short amount of time we've jumped from raising just over £2000 to our current total of £3,315!!! Which has taken us up to being 66%... (Read More)


May 6th - via:
Hey everyone! We've had a mind-blowing couple of days where we've smashed through some pretty major milestones.   First we broke through the £2000 barrier... Then we reached 50 backers... And this evening we sailed past 50% funded... At the time of... (Read More)

Puppet royalty...

May 4th - via:
Hey everyone! We're just over halfway through the campaign now, and boy have we been picking up some steam over the past couple of days!   Thank you to everyone who has been sharing the film across social media and getting behind us.   We've... (Read More)


May 1st - via:
Hey everybody! It's been an AMAZING week for the campaign and the good news just keeps on coming. Not only have we now sailed past our 33% funded milestone and built up some great momentum, but we have some FANTASTIC news to share with you all... I'm... (Read More)


April 29th - via:
Hey everyone! Big milestone today!  We hit 33% funded, a third of the way through our campaign! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US SO FAR!!! Since our last update we've welcomed contributions from a number of amazing and very generous... (Read More)

Puppets up...

April 26th - via:
Hi everyone! In today's post we're shining a spotlight puppetry, since it plays such a huge role in CANNED LAUGHTER. Building and operating the character of 'The Heckler' will be Oliver James Hymans, a super-talented puppeteer who previously worked... (Read More)

Day 5 - Highlights of the week

April 23rd - via:
Hey everyone, We're coming to the end of Day 5, and as we head into the weekend here are some of the highlights of the week: - Named a "Project We Love" by Kickstarter - Shared by some high profile people including a BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee,... (Read More)

Day 4 - Project We Love!!!

April 22nd - via:
Hey everyone,  We're nearing the end of Day 4 of our campaign and received a welcome boost this morning when Kickstarter named CANNED LAUGHTER a 'Project We Love'.   Along with all of the comments and sharing of our campaign across social media,... (Read More)


April 22nd - via:
Good morning everyone! I hadn't planned on doing a morning update today, but we received some great news overnight... CANNED LAUGHTER has been chosen by Kickstarter as a 'Project We Love'! Kickstarter hands out this accolade to projects as "a way of... (Read More)

Day 3 - Getting the word out there...

April 21st - via:
Hey everyone,  It's Day 3 of our campaign and thankfully the word is beginning to spread about CANNED LAUGHTER! First up, a big thanks must go out to for running a feature on the film over on their website.   For anyone who hasn't... (Read More)

And... we’re off!

April 20th - via:
Hello backers, potential backers, and general well-wishers! It’s just over 24 hours since we launched CANNED LAUGHTER and we’re off to a great start. It’s lovely to see that the project is connecting with people and we’ve had some really... (Read More)

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