Philadelphia, USA – Cardboard Studios has released a new award-winning documentary on Plex and Tubi called: Cutting Corners. It was produced by the same studio behind the award winning, and globally distributed historical documentary The King’s Highway, and award-winning feature film The Bucks County Massacre. With support from local activists, real estate developers, engineers, environmental specialists, homeowners, professors, and volunteers, Cutting Corners is causing quite a stir in the city of Philadelphia.
After extensive research, the filmmakers and production experts found that residents living in big cities across America are fighting back against construction being done without the proper permits by shady developers. Building collapses, construction accidents, and deaths are becoming commonplace in the world of real estate development. In June, 2018 the City of Philadelphia dedicated a memorial site to the seven people who died, and the fourteen who were injured in the Market Street collapse of the Salvation Army Headquarters.
“Think about this,” said Venise Whitaker, producer of the film, “No other city besides Philadelphia has a memorial site that commemorates deaths due to unsafe construction.”
City leadership and stakeholders in Fishtown (a neighborhood in Philadelphia) led by Venise Whitaker created a coalition called The Riverwards L+I Coalition. The group began moving the needle in the right direction, and it quickly spread throughout Philly. The documentary focuses on the activists and preservationists fighting to protect their neighborhoods, along with residents banding together to protest illegal, and flat-out dangerous construction practices. Although the film focuses on Philadelphia, it also showcases other cities around America that are facing the same real estate epidemic. This is a nationwide problem, and the documentary shows that.
“When my brother’s brownstone was demolished because of a greedy developer,” said Jason Sherman, director of the film, “It hit home pretty hard, and I knew this documentary needed to be made in order to expose the truth behind the atrocities taking place on construction sites in America every day.”
The film also touches on the effects construction has on climate change, pollution and how it causes disease, first time home buyers being left in the dust, immigrant construction workers being treated unfairly, as well as how minorities and the LGBTQ community are affected.
Winner of the Best Feature Documentary Award at both the 2021 Pinnacle Film Festival and 2021 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, this film is not one to miss.
The documentary is presented by Cardboard Studios LLC. and produced by Delphia Entertainment LLC. and available on Plex or Tubi.
This compelling drama movie is available on: http://tubi.cuttingcornersfilm.com/
For more information check out their website: https://CuttingCornersFilm.com