Logline (2-3 Sentences) – Provide a brief, catchy summary of your story.
A short documentary that tells the story of some of the many homeless that live on the streets on London. The idea of making this short film was to create a documentary where people can hear their stories without filtering anything.
Story Summary / Synopsis (Approximately 1-2 paragraphs)
The idea for this documentary was to go out and interview the many homeless people in London’s city centre. This of course is not a true representation of the scale of homelessness around the whole of London, however as someone who worked in the centre for many years I’ve always wanted to know what their stories were.
Topic Summary (Approximately 1-2 paragraphs)
The topic is important because the numbers of homeless people are on the rise. It is relevant because……..
How many people sleep rough each night?
According to the latest figures, collected in the autumn of 2016 and published in January 2017, 4,134 people are estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night.
Is rough sleeping on the rise?
There was an increase of 16% from 2015 to 2016, while since 2010 rough sleeping estimates show an increase of 134%.
Which areas saw the biggest increases?
The East of England has seen the biggest percentage increase in rough sleeping since last year (44%). This is followed by the North West (42%), the East Midlands (23%) and the North East (18%), all of which have seen increases in rough sleeping above the national average.
Artistic Approach (Approximately 1/2 paragraphs)
Selected participants will be asked a series of questions. Asked by the camera man, to include or not person with an establishing shot to start. Try and start the scene with them waking up in the morning getting ready to start their day, then following them until the evening to where they will rest for the night.
Key Creative Personnel (Approximately 1 paragraph/bio)
Female 1: 18 to 25, relationship status? Drug and alcohol dependences? Length of being homeless? What steps are they taking to get off the streets? What help are they receiving? Charity’s etc.?
Male 1: 18 to 25, relationship status? Drug and alcohol dependences? Length of being homeless? What steps are they taking to get off the streets? What help are they receiving? Charity’s etc.?
The intended audience is from 18 years old through to 55 years old. Covering the full age range of the interviewees.