We are proud to be streaming the ‘The Truth About Stanley’. This unique movie has been described by one critic as the ‘21st Century Cathy Come Home’ and has already been given a 5 star rating in The Independent on Sunday.
YouTube views are now climbing north of 10,000 and we hope that the film will achieve 1 million views across a number of platforms. Please take a look and help spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and in person.
The film has been funded by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and is backed by Oscar-winning production company Trademark films. Just about everyone has given their time for free, including soundtrack songs by Radiohead and Mumford and Sons.
Big Issue Foundation Chief Executive, Stephen Robertson, says ‘We are very grateful to be part of this ground-breaking project. This landmark film comes at a time of heightening crisis in homelessness. The demand on our services has never been greater. It is our hope that this alternative view of the Olympics city will prompt the public to think differently about homeless and vulnerably housed people and stimulate viewers to join us to raise vitally needed funds for our services on one of our many 2012 events activities’.