World Premiere of SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER, SOMEONE’S SON at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne 8th February 2024

A poignant film on UK homelessness by award-winning

Filmmaker Lorna Tucker and featuring Earl John Charlton, Voiceover by Academy Award winner Colin Firth

Following on from the phenomenal success of the Kickstarter campaign launched earlier this year at The Exchange in North Shields to raise £30,000 funds for the release of ‘Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son’– Dartmouth Films and Raindog Films are delighted to announce the World Premiere at Tyneside Cinema on 8th February 2024, before its general release in UK cinemas from 16th February 2024. 

IT is directed by award-winning film director, Lorna Tucker who became homeless at 14 and spent two years living on the streets where she slept under Waterloo Bridge and was in and out of sheltered accommodation. Based on Lorna’s own experiences, the film explores how the UK can put an end to homelessness and has garnered support from people across the country including Sam Fender and Bryan Adams, the latter having written  a song exclusively for the film. 

The film also features survivors of homelessness who are now helping others. They include North Shields based Earl John Charlton, who was on and off the streets for 25 years from the age of 14 having experienced violence at home. He turned his life around and launched an initiative for homeless people in the north-east.

Charlton said the documentary was “very powerful and straight from the heart”. He said: “Change needs to happen.”

On reaching the milestone, Head of Distribution at Dartmouth Films Matt Hird, said –  

“We’ve been touched by the outpouring of kindness and generosity from the public who’ve connected with Lorna and Earl’s stories, and want to actively make a difference to homelessness by supporting our film. 

With the February release date now confirmed, we have an even bigger platform to raise awareness and talk about solutions that get to the root of the systemic issues surrounding homelessness. We hope the film will be a valuable tool in the campaign to end homelessness once and for all.”

Shelter and Crisis said: “This powerful film is a rallying call that homelessness is not inevitable, and we can end the housing emergency for good.”  

The Connection at St Martin’s mention: “Lorna knows homelessness, The Connection knows homelessness – and together we know what it will take to end it.” 

The Big Issue say: “We believe this film can be a key tool and rallying cry in the campaign to end homelessness, energising people across the UK, to put pressure on politicians at a local and national level to make real change.”

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