Wednesday 18 October 2017


Students create film to support Gloucester City Mission

Throwing the issue of homelessness into the limelight, Homeward is an inspiring short film produced by a crew of graduating students at Birmingham City University and Gloucestershire College, and raising funds for Gloucester City Mission.

Students from Birmingham City University and Gloucestershire College have teamed up to produce Homeward, an inspiring and uplifting short film that throws the spotlight on homelessness and aims to raise money for the charity, Gloucester City Mission.

The original production follows the story of Wendy, a young girl who finds herself homeless and facing many trials along the way, but manages to keep her humility during this life-changing experience.

Producer, Zac Bowen, explains the idea behind the film: ‘Our director Jack Blanch originally came up with the idea as he has a family member who has unfortunately fallen into a homeless situation.

Jack visited Gloucester City Mission to talk to some people about their situation and gathered loads of stories and experiences that started the framework for the story. It was also really important for him that the whole crew also visited Gloucester City Mission to get an understanding of the film we’re making.’

Set to be screened at Cineworld in Gloucester this summer and with special charity screenings at Gloucester City Mission later this year, the ambitious crew behind this pioneering project hope to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness for the younger generation.

The team has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to boost funding further and invites individuals to help towards production costs by backing the project through its choice of rewards.

For more information or to support the campaign, visit homewardshortfilm.com.

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Friday 10 March 2017

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