Nobody's Son

Joe Thompson is a homeless young man in London. Through a series of phone calls, we learn of his troubled life as he finally summons the courage to confront the past that has been haunting him.

  • Chloe Pemberton
    Safehouse: A Decline of Ideas, GQ: Back To Business
  • Tom Nunez
  • Chloe Pemberton
    Safehouse: A Decline of Ideas
  • Tom Nunez
  • Tom Nunez
    Key Cast
    "Joe Thompson"
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Bonnie and Clyde (stage)
  • Nell Hudson
    Key Cast
    Victoria, Outlander
  • Osy Ikhile
    Key Cast
    Black Mirror, Tarzan, In The Heart of the Sea
  • Louise Brealey
    Key Cast
    "Susan Thompson"
    Sherlock, Ripper Street
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Chloe Pemberton

Chloe Pemberton is a young female director based in London. She has worked on projects for Warner Brothers and Universal, and this is her short film directing debut. She's assisted directed on 'The Safehouse: A Decline of Ideas' - A feature length documentary focusing on saving British libraries. The film featured Stephen Fry, John Cooper Clarke and Amma Asante.

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Director Statement

The film's aim is to shine a light on the human side of those that are homeless, as opposed to reducing them to a statistic. I let our lead actor Tom prepare physically and mentally for a month before shooting, where he lost 12kg in order to convincingly play the character of Joe. On the street the general public tends to avoid making eye contact with those that are homeless; I want this film to leave the audience questioning their attitude towards people who are homeless, and be forced to see the human being in front of them.