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Street Friends

'Street Friends,' is a short observational documentary that aims to shed light on the ever growing homeless crisis in the North of England, and gives a voice to the often overlooked members of society. Filmed in Newcastle and Sunderland, the documentary follows the charity, 'North East Homeless' (NEH), at their outreach programs where they provide food and clothing to the less fortunate. We hear stories from both the volunteers and the street friends themselves about their situation and their views on the government's role in this crisis.

  • Marcus Hayes
  • Remi Malcolm
  • Andrew Papayianni
  • Nisha Choudhury
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Marcus Hayes

Born in 2000 in Dundonald, Northern Ireland, Marcus Hayes went to Campbell College Belfast where he studied film and drama before moving to Newcastle to complete a bachelors degree in Film and TV Production at Northumbria University.

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Director Statement

This is an observatory social justice documentary exploring the lives of the forgotten homeless living in the North East of England and the generosity of the volunteers who give up their time to provide compassion and support. We have made this film to highlight the injustice in how circumstance and government credit can lead to such bleak conditions.