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Colin Firth narrated film to get Newcastle World Premiere

A poignant film on UK homelessness will get its World Premiere in Newcastle next month.

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son has been made by award-wining director, Lorna Tucker (AMA, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, Call Me Kate), with the voiceover by Colin Firth.

Tucker returns to the streets of London, where she herself was homeless at the age of 14. She spent 2 years living on the streets, sleeping under Waterloo Bridge.

The film explores how the UK can put an end to homelessness, and has achieved support from the likes of Sam Fender and Bryan Adams. The latter wrote a song exclusively for the film.

It went into production following a successful Kickstarter campaign, which launched earlier this year at The Exchange in North Shields to raise £30k.

The film will also feature survivors of homelessness, who are now helping other people. That includes North Shields-based Earl John Charlton, who was on and off the streets for 25 years from the age of 14 having experienced violence at home. 

He’s since launched an initiative for homeless people in the region.

“We’ve been touched by the outpouring of kindness and generosity from the public who’ve connected with Lorna and Earl’s stories, and want to actively make a difference to homelessness by supporting our film,” said Matt Hird, Head of Distribution at Dartmouth Films.

“With the February release date now confirmed, we have an even bigger platform to raise awareness and talk about solutions that get to the root of the systemic issues surrounding homelessness. We hope the film will be a valuable tool in the campaign to end homelessness once and for all.”

It goes on general release in UK cinemas from 16th February 2024. 

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