The Truth About Stanley


No home, no belongings, plenty of baggage. A short film about a man, his stories and the boy who listened, by award-winning director Lucy Tcherniak. The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an old Congolese man and a young runaway, living rough on the streets. The Truth About Stanley is a story about friendship, loss, and the way in which we choose to deal with personal trauma. For Stanley, what he lacks in material possessions, he makes up for with his vivid imagination and an insatiable desire to tell stories.

The Truth About Stanley was released online with the aim of highlighting the issue of homelessness in the UK.

The whole thing was done on a shoestring budget, no-one got paid and they managed to get Radiohead and Mumford and Sons to let them use tracks on it for free because they liked it so much.

Starring Oliver Litondo, Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts. Produced by Tom Clark. Soundtrack by Radiohead and Mumford & Sons. A WSP Production in association with Trademark Films and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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