Horrors of homelessness captured in upcoming film ‘Tears in the Dust’
An upcoming film primarily shot in West Yorkshire is attempting to capture the struggles of homelessness.
Tears in the Dust, currently in the process of being made, attempts to highlight how it can happen to anyone.
The drama tells the story of Trevor Wallis (played by Dean Sills), who is a successful salesman working for a medium software company.
One day his life changes as he finds out that his main boss has been cheating the company and his business partner out of millions and the company is closing.
His boss goes missing and Trevor is owed hundreds of thousands of pounds in wages.
“Homelessness can affect anyone”
Director and co-producer of the film, Steve Call, said: “I was on the way to hospital and saw a man who was sat against the wall and looked like he was crying.
“He told me he lost his job and lost his flat. But the thing that really struck me was that he was most bothered about the fact he lost his dog, who was his best friend. It got me thinking… maybe I could make a film.
“Homelessness isn’t just about people who have drug addictions and alcohol problems, and I don’t think people realise how homelessness can affect anyone.”
Tears in the Dust will be around 90 minutes long.
It is expected to be released by Christmas 2016.
Watch the trailer below.
You can find Tears in the Dust on Facebook by searching ‘Tears in the Dust’ and follow the film on Twitter @tearsinthedust.