World Film Premiere at SIFA Fireside

by admin on 27 October 2014

tttOn 24th September SIFA Fireside hosted the world premiere of Reel Access’s ‘Life and Love in Ten Songs’.

The film is a gritty but romantic story acted by people who have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives and featuring ten songs from Birmingham-based artists, providing through dramatic portrayal a realistic insight into love in the inner city when life is far from easy.

Starring clients from SIFA Fireside and Crisis Skylight and based on an original idea and outline screenplay by Lee Harris, the film shows two people who find each other, and the development of their relationship, warts and all, against a backdrop of substance misuse and poverty.

The film was directed by George Fleming from Reel Access and financed by an Indiegogo campaign along with support from the Cultural Commissioning team at Birmingham City Council and Big Lottery Awards for All.  Special thanks to all who provided filming locations and to the Crisis Skylight drama group for their contribution.

The film has been screened again for SIFA Fireside clients, staff and volunteers and will be shown as part of the Open Cinema programme; it has also been entered for the Homeless Film Festival and the Flatpack festival. Interest has also been received from our corporate friends, Deutsche Bank and KPMG, to show the film to their employees.

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