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.

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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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The relationship forged between Sam and Stanley is nothing less than a Dickensian tapestry portraying powerful characters similar to Pip and Magwitch with all of the emotional and reformative currency of today's most pressing issues. I have not found myself more involved in the lives and journeys of two people in a mere 20 minutes than I did while engrossed in this powerful little film. Although there is an incredible depth of sadness in it, it reaches out and plays a hopeful chord in the heart at the end. I am not certain why...youth perhaps...possibilities for Sam. It's a lovely film with a very important and timely message, one worth listening to with an open mind and heart ~Noelle Renee


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