Radiohead’s Give Up The Ghost is featured in a new homelessfilm to premiere in April.
The track from Radiohead’s latest album The King Of Limbs is part of the film The Truth About Stanley. Shot in five days, the film is a heartfelt drama set on the streets of London, raising money for social enterprise The Big Issue Foundation and homelessness charity Anchor House.
Oscar-winning, Trademark Films, is the executive producer of the short film, which stars acclaimed Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo. Apart from “Give up the Ghost” by Radiohead it will feature an original score by composer Jack C. Arnold.
Lucy Tcherniak, who won the 2008 Smoke and Mirrors 48 Hour Film Challenge for her film I Stood Up, has directed the 20-minute film. The Truth About Stanley also stars 12-year-old Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts – who played the lead role in ITV’s Primeval.
There will be a fundraising premiere at 7pm on the 2nd April 2011 at the Rich Mix cinema in Shoreditch, London. A 60 second trailer for The Truth About Stanley has just been released:
Big Issue chief executive Stephen Robertson said: “We live in challenging times. From our perspective we know that homelessness is on the increase. This film offers a unique opportunity to lift the lid on some of the stereotypes that are all too frequently associated with extreme disadvantage.
“It is gratifying to see the arts, corporate and charity sectors uniting to bust a few myths. We are delighted to be involved in this project and for the support and awareness that it will raise.”