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Homeless Ashes (2019)

Frankie, a young boy who stands up to his fear and runs from home ending up homeless with no choice but trying to survive life on the streets.

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Marc Zammit

Writer:

George Willcox
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Jason Flemyng ... Gavin
Andrew Lee Potts ... PJ
Lew Temple ... Chico
Jessica-Jane Stafford ... Caz
Marc Zammit ... Frankie
Maria Howell ... Virginia
Madalina Bellariu Ion ... Eva
Kirsty J. Curtis ... Viv
Angela Dixon ... Abbie
Fabrizio Santino ... Reg
Nadia Lamin ... Avi
Guillaume Rivaud ... Tom
Nichola Jean Mazur ... Community Worker
Angel-May Webb ... Young Nicole
Hector Bateman-Harden ... Young Frankie
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Frankie, a young boy who stands up to his fear and runs from home ending up homeless with no choice but trying to survive life on the streets.

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Jason Flemyng and Andrew-Lee Potts both starred in Primeval by ITV. See more »

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POWERFUL, RELEVANT, HONEST...
28 September 2019 | by rmaynardseaverSee all my reviews

#Homeless Ashes...i saw it over a week ago and i am still thinking about it often: to me, a sign of a good film. More than a good film...it is a great and powerful piece of socially relevant drama. It is honest: the film does not romanticise homelessness. This drama understands homelessness; knows it first-hand and gives the homeless a dignified voice and platform for us "others" to try to understand just a bit.

Thank God for Marc Zammit and his determination and commitment not to mention talent. Who else would have made this film other than people coming from the heart. This is not a film a major studio would make...yet. But i do believe this amazing, crowd-funded film with a budget in the range of £100,000 will be a game changer. Beautiful what love and cooperation can accomplish. I know that, because of this film, i walk down my urban streets with my eyes and heart more open than before.

Do go see it...not just because it will teach you or if is the case, reconnect you with, the reality of homelessness. Go see it because it is a beautiful story of love and humanity as well as the tragedy of life full of truth. If you are like me, bring tissues! (Wish someone had told me!) I found that i was completely absorbed in the story and the characters...they were real for me. Yes, still thinking about those characters as i walk down the street...Powerful, raw acting which made for uncomfortable viewing at times but worth the price for the honestly portrayed action.

Oh, and the cinematography and editing were excellent....one scene in particular for me...such effective and inventive use of the camera..you will know which scene i mean. I'm a "punter" by the way, but still we are the ones that matter aren't we?


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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