Written by: Anthony S Parker
Writer and director: Jason Wingard.
Producer: Hannah Stevenson
With everything that’s currently happening in today’s world, we some how find ourselves turning a blind eye to what is now contrived as “minor” issues, to which I bring to you today an highly intriguing short film by highly respected BIFA award winning director and writer Jason Wingard (Eaten by Lions, In another life).
A short film which focuses on an issue which has plighted the UK for decades, and still to this very day – Homelessness. Whilst ranked the sixth richest country in the world, (the UK) we still somehow finds ourselves flanked with over 320,000 people living on the streets (over 40% admitting to some form of abuse), many cold, many alone, most unable to turn their life’s around because of an society that shuns them, a tale which can burn even the toughest of hearts and one which drew the attention of one very talented director.
Encouragingly picked up by The Uncertain Kingdom anthology as part of Volume 2, Pavement shares a somewhat raw story of a homeless man situated outside of a banks corporate headquarters. A man treated harshly by security, threatened by police, ignored by much of the general public, the all to familiar reaction of ignorance towards another mans plight.
He does find empathy from a young woman – “Katie”, but has it come to late for the forgotten war veteran, or will her compassion be enough to save him from a grizzly fate?
— To be continued in our July 2020 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —
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My name is Anthony Parker and I hope you enjoyed this review, thank you and good night.
Pavement was shot on location at Manchester Metropolitan University on a relatively small budget of just £20,000. To learn more about how you can help combat poverty and prevent homelessness across Manchester,