Films

 

Alan Lyddiard, The Cyrenians (Newcastle)
100 Faces
Alan Lyddiard (Director)
This film is part of a larger project to film 100 stories from 100 people who have experienced homelessness.
Alan Lyddiard is Artist in Residence at The Cyrennians.
www.thecyrenians.org  @thecyrenians   www.alanlyddiard.com    @alanlydd
Apothecary Films (Slovakia)
Haiku
Filmed, edited and directed by Benjamin Richards
This film shows excerpts from a performance of Haiku by a theatre company for homeless and disabled people in Slovakia.
Benjamin Richards is an award winning filmmaker from Australia who has spent 3 years in Slovakia making a documentary about drama therapy and social exclusion.
www.apothecaryfilms.com
Bristol Foyer (Bristol)
The Secret
Richard Francis (Director) George Chan (Producer)
A young man living in supported housing struggles to tell his girlfriend his secret.
In response to the increasing society need for technological skills, knowledge and IT awareness, Bristol Foyer was designed to help Bristol’s 16-25 year-olds (specifically those unemployed, homeless or feeling excluded) learn and develop modern market and job skills.
www.bristolurban.org.uk/foyer.html
Camden Calling (London)
This is Camden Calling
Anna Edwards (Director)
This is Camden Calling tells the story of the organisation through the lives of 3 of the members.
Camden Calling is a social enterprise run collectively with homeless and ex-homeless people whom put their problems aside to host live music events for a mainstream audience.
www.camdencalling.org     @camdencalling
Catalyst Rwanda (Rwanda, Africa)
Yes, Man!
Bret Syfert (Director)  Beyondo (Music)
Last year, 130 former street children, aged from 6 to 20 years, at the pioneering Les Enfants de Dieu centre in Kigali, Rwanda, were granted their dearest wish: to be taught to “break”, the original hip hop dance form. Catalyst Rwanda took the world-renowned Pervez from Live 2 Break crew to share hope, life and hip hop culture with these remarkable young people.
Catalyst Rwanda has been set up to organise sustainable programmes of arts activities for vulnerable young people – including orphans of the genocide and AIDS, and former street children – and to organise artistic development programmes and exchanges with young emerging Rwandan artists. Our aim is to contribute to the ongoing societal rebuilding of Rwanda and its cultural identity, after the 1994 genocide.
www.catalystrwanda.org     @CatalystRwanda
Choir of Hope and Inspiration (Melbourne, Australia)
Heaven
Dr Jonathon Welch AM (Director) Grace Knight (Guest singer and Patron)
Heaven features one of the Patrons of the Choir of Hope and Inspiration, Australian Pop Diva Grace Knight with her iconic hit song Heaven and was filmed on the streets of Melbourne and some of the famous graffiti art lanes where many of the Choir members have slept.
Choir of Hard Knocks, now known as Choir of Hope and Inspiration, created by Australian of the Year Dr Jonathon Welch AM, was formed in September 2006 for those people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. The subject of a TV documentary, the Choir became the only performing group ever in Australian history to be awarded an ARIA, Logie and Helpmann Award (the equivalents of Grammy and Emmy awards) performing sellout concerts at Sydney Opera House, and became a household name internationally.
www.choirofhopeandinspiration.com     @ChoirHopeInspir
Community Arts Workshop & Doorway (Leamington Spa)
A Place to Stay
Chris Bradley (Director) Shaun Cope (Choreographer) Callum Jones (Music)Devised, Scripted & Performed by Doorway
A Place To Stay is a vibrant, engaging and thought-provoking music video which was participatively produced with a large group of young people from Doorway.
Community Arts Workshop (CAW) has been carrying out participative community arts projects throughout Coventry and Warwickshire since 1997.Doorway is an independent Warwickshire charity working with young people aged 16 – 25 yrs who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
www.communityartsworkshop.org   www.doorway.org.uk  @doorwayproject
Donkey Stone Films (UK-wide)
The Homeless World Cup
www.donkeystonefilms.com   www.thehomelessfilmfestival.org  @DonkeyStoneFilm          @homelessfilmfst
Double Bounce Films, Ronachan Films, VPRO (Mumbai, India)
Sound of Mubai (trailer)
Sarah McCarthy (Director)
A film by emerging documentary talent Sarah McCarthy, The Sound of Music, with its imagery of mountains and edelweiss, may not seem like a natural fit for India’s Maximum City, but the Bombay Chamber Orchestra begs to differ. Recruiting kids from the slums – home to half the city’s population – the Orchestra sets out to stage a choral performance of the Rogers & Hammerstein score.
www.soundofmumbaimovie.com
Kings of the Street & Luksuz produkcija (Slovenia)
Marko
Nina Vareško, Katja Bizjak, Tanja Vuzem, Sašo Petan  (Authors) Bojan Dekleva, Špela Razpotnik (Screenplay Advisors) Marko Gorjup  (Accordion)
Documentary showing fragments of the lives and destinies of four men with two things in common; all are named Marko and all live under open sky.  
Marko was made as a result of video and film-making workshops that were organised by Kings of the Street in a programme called ‘University under the Stars’
www.kraljiulice.org
Off Centre, The Right Track (London)
Sofa Surfer
Gaelle Tavernier (Director)
Sofa Surfer is the story of a 23 years old young woman from Hackney. JRC came to Off Centre to find advice after spending years staying on friends’ and relatives’ sofas around London.
Off Centre is a counselling, therapy, advocacy, advice and information service. Our services are free, confidential and aimed at helping Hackney’s young people to have greater control over their lives.
www.offcentre.org.uk     @OffCentreUK
Open Cinema (UK-wide)
Heroes and Villians
Written by David Anstee, Amelia Pereira, Niron Jemmott, Simon & Tom Geens
Pete Diggens (Music)  Open Cinema (Producers) Tom Geens (Director & Editor)
A music video devised & realised by homeless Londoners during Open Cinema film making workshops at the Connection at St Martin-in-the- Fields from May-July 2010, under the guidance of filmmaker Tom Geens.
Windows
Written by Stik, John Gow, Fairosa Mohamed, Maha Fares, and Tim Hogan
Open Cinema (Producers) Ruth Cook (Director & Editor)
A short documentary film that chronicles the life of five residents of a hostel in Hackney. Made as part of the Open Cinema film making programme.
Open Cinema is a national network of film clubs programmed by and for homeless and vulnerable people. Each week participants watch the best in contemporary cinema and work with professional filmmakers to create films of their own.
www.opencinema.net     @weareopencinema
Robert Wilkins (London)
Sleepers
Robert Wilkins (Director) Jack Ketch (Music)
Each night, scores of London’s resourceful homeless people sleep rough on the city’s now defunct bendy bus routes.
Robert Wilkins has in the last year made films about subjects as diverse as the spiritual journey of a UK based Tibetan lama (Buddha in Suburbia, director, BBC2), and violence amongst gypsy and traveler men (Gypsy Blood, producer, More 4).
robertwilkins@me.com     @whereisrobert
Singers of the Street (San Francisco, USA)
Stand by Me
Carolyn Eison (director, producer and editor – Spashy Films)   Dr. Kathleen McGuire (S.O.S. founder and artistic director)  Critical Bliss (Accompaniment) Ashley Moore – AMOR Productions (Music Production)
Stand By Me is the song Singers of the Street learned at its very first rehearsal, and this is the group’s first music video, made especially for With One Voice
Founded in September 2010, Singers of the Street (S.O.S.) is a choir for people affected by homelessness. The S.O.S. mission is to raise voices for justice, healing, and joy!
www.singersofthestreet.org     @SingersOfTheStreet
‘We are the Story’ Productions from Crisis Skylight (London)
I’m an Eastender
Composed, performed and directed by Andrew Estephane
Music video about growing up in the changing cultural landscape of East London with references to cockney rhyming slang and how the area has been represented in pop culture
Lone Survivor
Composed, performed and directed by Sabio Roper
Documentary reconstructing an ‘ideal day’. The dialogue describes some of the difficulties that Sabio has come across in his life and his positive outlook for the future.
Both films were made by We Are The Story Productions, which meets every Sunday afternoon at Crisis Skylight on Commercial Street, East London.
www.crisis.org.uk     @Crisis_uk

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