Newport student film looks for support
Newport Film Makers are looking for support to complete a new 15-minute short film following a teenage girl’s harrowing life on the streets of Newport. This short coming-of-age film will be shot mostly in Newport, where the number of homeless people now stands at 1,200 - a disturbing figure that a young group of Newport University filmmakers, want to bring to the public’s attention.
“Change?”, the film’s working title, focuses on the struggle of a 17-year old girl, Lisa, as she tries to keep her life together whilst living on the streets over a 4-year period - a heart-rending journey encompassing harrowing life choices and a battle with addictions.
Andrew Gallanders, the Film’s producer said: “Homelessness is a bigger issue now than it has ever been, and not a lot is being done about it. The goal of this film is to affect people’s views on homelessness and attitudes towards the homeless, hopefully inspiring the public to get involved and do something to help fix this unacceptable situation.”
“Although the filmmakers already have some equipment and the skills to shoot this project, the production still needs help to achieve its goal. If you’re an individual who is able to make a small donation towards the budget or even to give up some spare time to become an extra, or you’re a business owner with the resources to donate essentials such as props, catering or transport, then your support would make a huge difference. The great thing about this project is that not only will we be creating a great film, but it will also hopefully make a difference to the community as a whole.”