North East business man supports premiere of poignant new film on UK homelessness

North East business man Nigel Devine who owns North Tyneside based company Orbis Support has generously come on board as a sponsor for the World Premiere of the new documentary by award winning film maker Lorna Tucker - Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son - to be screened at Tyneside Cinema on 8th February.

Nigel was also involved in the Kickstarter campaign last year at The Exchange in North Shields to raise funds for to enable the release of the film in cinemas across the UK after its World Premiere at the Tyneside Cinema.

Says Nigel: “This is a hugely important film, and I didn’t think twice about becoming involved. Despite the bleak subject matter, to me, this is predominantly a film about hope. It’s unbelievable how the main protagonists have managed to come through and rise above their horrendous experiences, despite the system, and get their lives back on track – It needs to be seen by as many people as possible.”

Says Matt Hird, head of distribution at Dartmouth Films: “We are immensely grateful to Nigel and Orbis Support for their sponsorship of the world premiere and UK cinema release of Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son. With their generous support, we are able to take the film into communities and networks across the UK, hugely amplifying its message and impact. We hope Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son will be a valuable tool in the campaign to end homelessness once and for all.”

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son is directed by award-winning film director, Lorna Tucker who became homeless at 14 and spent two years living on the streets where she slept under Waterloo Bridge and was in and out of sheltered accommodation. Based on Lorna’s own experiences, the film explores how the UK can put an end to homelessness and has garnered support from people across the country.

It also features survivors of homelessness who are now helping others. They include 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 turned his life around and launched an initiative for homeless people in the north-east.

By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily

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