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THE STORY

From Karen Newman, Producer of 'Just Charlie' winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Jane Gull, Director of 'My Feral Heart', the UK’s most successful ‘cinema-on-demand’ film of all time, Hidden Door Productions proudly presents their new music-drama, 'Love Without Walls'

Forced out of their home to face life on the streets, young lovers Sophie and her singer/songwriter husband Paul must fight to keep their love, dreams and music alive

 

Love Without Walls is a music driven romantic drama featuring a backdrop of blistering, original music mostly written and performed by singer/song writer and lead actor Niall McNamee. Think 'True Romance' meets 'I Daniel Blake' ... with music.

At the time of writing, more than 70,000 households have been made homeless since the start of the pandemic, with numbers continuing to rise at an alarming rate. Whilst this is not a film about Covid-19, it is a film relevant to what we are going through as a society in the aftermath of the pandemic.

 

It is a story of love, hope and survival in the darkest of times. 

 
 
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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

'Love Without Walls' is a fictional musical love story, set between London and Southend-on-Sea. 

I was inspired to write 'Love Without Walls' by my own personal experience of losing our family home, working with people who’ve been affected by homelessness and being a member of a band for over fifteen years - even though I can’t sing!

Many people who become homeless do not show up in the official figures. This includes people who become homeless but find a temporary solution by staying with family members or friends otherwise known as ‘sofa surfing’.

 

I am delighted to say that we have been working closely with the Macari Foundation, set up in 2016 by former Manchester United Footballer and Manager, Lou Macari, to help end homelessness in Stoke-on-Trent

My vision is to create a piece of cinema that puts faces to the statistics, seeks out the beauty in the ugliest of times and finds the light in the darkest moments. 'Love Without Walls' is a good old-fashioned love story told with humour, an underlying theme of hope and some great tunes!  

Sometimes home isn’t 4 walls. Sometimes it’s 2 eyes and a heartbeat.'

Jane Gull, Director/Writer 2021