Console me is influenced by real stories of Homeless people, encapsulated through the eyes of our protagonist Joseph and one's aim of getting back on their feet again. This film aim's to highlight a realistic experience of homelessness and how they are discarded by most in society, yet over look what accomplishments they can achieve.
Why create a story about a homeless man?
I wanted to create a project based on the topic of homelessness because close friends of mine have became homeless and it saddens me to see how differently they were treated, as if they became a waste of space to society. It’s a story that I want to now tell within my career of filmmaking/storytelling, to show the potential that people can have when others give them a chance to express it.
Homelessness is an ongoing issue within British society that I intend to highlight within this project. As of 2018 it was estimated that 320,000 people live on English streets, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-46289259 . Through working with various charities within my life, I have seen the potential these people had, yet they were cast aside by many.
Meet the team
Director/Writer - Luke
"Hello, my name is Luke McGarrigle and I am the Director, Writer and Producer of Console me. Since I was 16, I have volunteered with numerous charities that helps those less unfortunate than I, so the topic of Homelessness is something I hold close to my heart. Friends of mine have dealt with being homeless and is a topic that I believe is greatly ignored in today's society. I want this film to resonate with you, so that more people can see the homeless as people too and not to judge by their looks, but by their character."
Cinematography - Robert
"Homelessness is a very real third world problem. It is bad enough that homelessness exists in developing countries. But for homelessness to exist in our own developed countries is truly awful. This film aims to question the way society treats the homeless to which I am fully supporting. As the cinematographer for this film, I aim to put my all into this project to convey the strong messages this film sends to its audience. Your donation will help us to do just that. So please help us, thank you."
Sound - Dylan
"Hi my name is Dylan I’am a up-and-coming sound designer with a true passion for expressing my art and helping to work with my team to do so. The opportunity to work on a film with such a moving script that emotionally resonates with me is a real pleasure and I intend to help with the aid of my team to create something that we can all be proud of. The issues of homelessness and the overall personal struggle of the main character within the film is a huge motivating factor for me choosing to help make this, as I feel the issues the character faces are universal, and I feel that helping to shine a light upon the subject could help to change the negative stigma surrounding homelessness."
Production Design - Eleanor
"I love this project as it allows for us to show a unique take on homelessness in the UK. I want to be able to help tell the story of this young man, and touch the hearts of those who watch the film, as well as be able to make a more accurate portrayal of homelessness."