Remember I told you about Oliver Litondo playing a homeless man in a new film shot in the UK? Click here if you missed it.
Well the short film titled The Truth About Stanley has been released online on April 2. The film by award-winning director Lucy Tcherniak, tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an older Congolese man and a young runaway, living rough on the streets.
The Truth About Stanley is a story about friendship, loss, and the way in which we choose to deal with personal trauma. For Stanley, what he lacks in material possessions, he makes up for with his vivid imagination and an insatiable desire to tell stories.
The drama set on the streets of London, also stars 12-year-old Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts, lead role in ITV’s Primeval. It was shot in five days in early December 2011.
The film features the song Give Up The Ghost by Radiohead and I Gave You All by Mumford and Sons. Lucy wrote the script for The Truth About Stanley with Neil Westley, who was runner-up in the 2011 Director’s Circle Scriptwriting Selection.
Tom Clark, producer of the film, said: “I am impressed that our prestigious partners have not requested any artistic control over our film, something that is very unusual in the film business. We are very confident we can repay that trust, especially as we assembled an outstanding team of industry professionals for the production, with so many people so generously offering their services and time for free.”
You can watch it here …
Full details here and photos by at Ben Millar-Cole