Story

Please support The Truth About Stanley, and the homelessness charities who will benefit from it.

Anchor House (Charity Registration No. 253669) is a nationally acclaimed residential life-skills centre based in Canning Town - the third most deprived borough in England and Wales. It supports up to 200 single homeless people each year to address the root causes of their homelessness through training, education, rehabilitation, volunteering and health and wellbeing programmes.

The Big Issue Foundation (Charity Registration No.1049077) is a national charity which connects vendors with the vital support and solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives and journey away from homelessness. Nearly 100 people a week turn to the Big Issue for an opportunity to help themselves at a time of utter personal crisis. The Big Issue Foundation strives to support 2,500 vendors across the country. We urgently need to offer more support and hope for the future.

The film

To see the Independent on Sunday's 5 star review of the film click here.

The Truth About Stanley is a drama on homelessness set on the streets of London. The film aims to jointly raise money for Anchor House and the Big Issue Foundation. Its executive producers are Oscar-winning Trademark Films.

The Truth about Stanley stars acclaimed Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo, the lead from the international feature film The First Grader – a film that just won Litondo Best Actor at the prestigious AARP Movies for Grownups Awards and a nomination for Outstanding Actor at the coveted NAACP Image Awards. The Truth About Stanley also stars 12-year-old Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts, lead role in ITV’s Primeval. It was shot in five days in locations in and around central London in early December 2011.

The film features the songs “Give up the Ghost” by Radiohead and “I Gave You All” by Mumford and Sons. Jon Opstad has composed the original score.

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. Lucy wrote the script for The Truth About Stanley with Neil Westley, who was runner-up in the 2011 Director’s Circle Scriptwriting Selection.

The film premiered on 2 April 2012 and went live online on 4 April 2012.

To watch the film on YouTube http://youtu.be/TzDpWDMA1gA

Find out more www.thetruthaboutstanley.com

Follow on Twitter @StanleyTheMovie

Raising money for

Caritas Anchor House

Caritas Anchor House

Charity Registration No. 1147794

Caritas Anchor House is a nationally acclaimed residential life skills centre for single homeless people. Based in East London, we provide accommodation and support for over 200 homeless people each year, addressing their problems through education, training, rehabilitation and volunteering.

Donations 42

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Donated by staff from and topped up by small housing associations (SHAPE Group).

Donation by Chris Turton on 03/04/13

£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/02/13

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Excellent film. Excellent message.

Donation by Adrian B on 06/10/12

£6.00

+ £1.50 Gift Aid

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Great work.

Donation by Sara on 29/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 06/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well don and good luck!

Donation by Barbara Byatt on 30/06/12

£6.00

+ £1.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/06/12

£5.00

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Well done on the amazing film and the best of luck on reaching your target.

Donation by Nigel Marchant on 22/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/05/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Dana Ippolito on 19/05/12

£10.00

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Donation by sean pierce on 08/05/12

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One day I hope I can give a bigger donation and also find time to volunteer. Keep up your vital work!

Donation by GreenBaron18 on 05/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A very powerful film, good luck with reaching your target. x

Donation by Jack on 25/04/12

£50.00

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Fantastic film and really hope this helps towards your target. Much love.

Donation by Alex Sterritt on 25/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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A very moving film .... and so true. I see homeless people every day here in Paris and there are getting more every day.

Donation by Susan on 25/04/12

Donation by Anonymous on 19/04/12

£2.00

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A poignant, thought provoking film beautifully shot and acted ...'if only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy I could have won...'

Donation by s on 18/04/12

Donation by George Bull on 17/04/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by RINA KAUR on 15/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Elizabeth Iwenofu on 14/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Clare Heney on 08/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A great short film, featured on kuriositas.com - let's hope you raise the 50K!

Donation by Robert-John Evans on 08/04/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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I found the video through liliesarelike and was moved. Raises real awareness and challenges us to thank God for what we have. (James 2:15f)

Donation by r on 05/04/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,297.00
  • Offline donations£2,692.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,989.00
  • Gift Aid£294.25

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