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A free web-series dedicated to finding the artists behind their art through short documentary films.
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We are a free online web-series dedicated to finding the artists behind their art through short documentary films. Click below to help keep us going!

Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter!

   We (Matt and Jordan) film/edit/promote Half Cut Tea Documentaries all on our own. We're dedicated to bringing you high quality, insightful documentaries for you to enjoy.

The Goal of Half Cut Tea

   We want to give you more than just a cookie-cutter artist interview. We want to show you who the artists are behind their art.

   Our long term goal is to become a database for you to discover new artists from all over the world, and inspire others by showing them that being an artist is an attainable dream and one that can be done from anywhere.

   We also want to spread our story all over the world. If you would like a screening/lecture in your hometown or university, please contact us here: Contact Form

Check out our First Season

Below you can view a few episodes from our first season:

How to contribute

   Even though our Kickstarter is over, you can still help!

Above you will find a DONATE button which will allow you to support Half Cut Tea: Artist Documentaries directly through secure paypal. 

   If you can't contribute financially but would still like to help, one of the most amazing things you can do is share our story via Social Media. 

The Artists

We search high and low for the artists we feature and we want your help!  Feel free to drop us a line and let us know of great artists we're missing out on. You can email us here: Artist Recommendations 

Who are we?

Matt Glass- is the editing force behind Half Cut Tea. He films, edits and composes the majority of the music you hear in our documentaries. He is also an artist/lecturer who makes short films and produces music which has been featured on network series and documentaries. Visit his website here: GlassBrain.com

Jordan Wayne Long- Interviews the artists, films and handles the business end of Half Cut Tea. He is also a performance/installation artist who has exhibited his work internationally and has shipped himself across the country while locked in a box. Visit his website here: Jordanwaynelong.com

INCENTIVES and REWARDS

Soundtrack of Season 1
Soundtrack of Season 1

Sample Music:

DVD of Season 1
DVD of Season 1

Contributing Artists:

Sean Joseph Patrick Carney:

A collection of Zines (books) from Social Malpractice Publishing
A collection of Zines (books) from Social Malpractice Publishing

BEVERLY FRE$H:

Matt and Jordan Song examples:  Burning Coal

How Does Kickstarter Work?

   Kickstarter is a way to “crowdsource” fundraising. In the absence of real funding for films or activist platforms, it enables a lot of people to give what they can in order to make good things happen—which is a bit like how social movements work, sort of.  MAKE A DONATION TO THE SERIES AND YOU GET A REWARD. Choose the amount you’d like to donate and the gift you’d like. When funding is completed, you will be charged for your pledge and we will send rewards.

WEBSITE: Visit our website here: Half Cut Tea

Risks and challenges

Because we have already filmed a season of documentaries, we feel that we have vetted ourselves to make sure we're up to making the quality of work we want you to expect from us.

We just need your help to broaden our reach.

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    VINYL STICKER: You get our extreme gratitude and a VINYL STICKER! But be honest, you want to upgrade to HORSE LEVEL don't you?

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    HORSE LEVEL 1 REACHED: Jordan will dress up as a cowboy and RIDE A HORSE as he YELLS your name, thanking you on video in Bald Knob, Arkansas (Jordan's hometown). + STICKER

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    DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK + STICKER: You get a DIGITAL copy of the SOUNDTRACK from Season 1 featuring music created specifically for our documentaries by Matt Glass. + STICKER.

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    PHYSICAL SOUNDTRACK + STICKER: You get a PHYSICAL copy of the SOUNDTRACK from Season 1 featuring music created specifically for our documentaries by Matt Glass. + STICKER.

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    SEASON 1 DVD+DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK + STICKER:
    A DVD featuring all documentaries and BONUS footage from Season 1 not found online.
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    HORSE LEVEL 2 UPGRADE!! you get EVERYTHING from the $30 level PLUS
    Jordan rides a HORSE dressed as a COWBOY while yelling your name on video in Bald Knob, Ar.

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    SECRET SWEET TEA RECIPE!!!! We're releasing Jordan's families recipe for sweet tea in a sealed ingot that will be sent to you giving you the family secret. PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER. (See UPDATE #6 for a VIDEO explanation of this reward)

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    ARTIST PACK #1
    A collection of Social Malpratice Publishing's books just for your reading pleasure! PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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    NEW REWARD!!! A DVD of the student-made STOP-MOTION animated music video that will be released in June! This is the creation of Mark Jones students. Mark is an art teacher and was our first HCT documentary. He helps his students create amazing Stop-Motion animated stories. You also get our DVD+CD Soundtrack+ STICKER deal!

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    MATT GLASS ARTIST PACK: You'll have your choice of 1 Photograph from the "Disembodied Body Series". FIRST backer gets first choice. You will also get the DVD+CD Soundtrack+STICKER reward! (SEE UPDATE #8 FOR DETAILS)

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    JORDAN WAYNE LONG ARTIST PACK: You'll receive a limited edition Handle from Jordan's "Handled Piece #1" performance. These handles are made out of Hydrocal. You will also get the DVD+CD Soundtrack+STICKER reward! (SEE UPDATE #8 FOR DETAILS)

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    YOU WANT A SONG?? YOU GOT IT.
    We will write you a song on whatever topic you want.
    ALSO, don't think this is our FIRST RODEO either. Go check out previous songs Matt and I have written by clicking the links to the left under INCENTIVES. PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Your NAME will be at the end of your choice of one of our documentaries and, if you like, we'll call you on our journey to talk over how the shoots have been going and let you in on the great stuff we've been filming. You also will get 3 copies of the DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKERS

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    (L.A. Area only) YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY: We will come to you, spend 2 days filming/interviewing you and create a Half Cut Tea documentary on YOU. PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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    (NYC and BOSTON) YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY: We will come to you, spend 2 days filming/interviewing you and create a Half Cut Tea documentary on YOU. PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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    PERSONAL SCREENING While on tour this summer we will visit your town and screen our documentaries at your School, University, Civic Center, VFW Hall or Theater and talk about how we make Half Cut Tea documentaries happen. PLUS a Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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    YOUR OWN HALF CUT TEA DOCUMENTARY:

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Your NAME will be at the end of all of our Season 2 documentaries and, if you like, we'll call you on our journey to talk over how the shoots have been going and let you in on the great stuff we've been filming. You also will get 5 copies of the DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKERS.

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    NEW REWARD!!! A DVD of the award winning student-made STOP-MOTION animated film "THE ROBOT AND THE BUTTERFLY" This film was featured in our first HCT documentary about Mark Jones, art teacher. You will also get the DVD+CD Soundtrack+STICKER reward!

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    ARTIST PACK #2
    A collection of SWAG from artist BEVERLY FRE$H. Vinyl LP for "BED", Stickers, Foil Printed Shirt, CD and more! PLUS Season 1 DVD+CD Soundtrack + STICKER.

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