About This Movie
After returning home from her graduation ceremony, Lauren discovers all her possessions tossed on the doorstep. Her foster mother discarded everything she owned and left her with the brutal reality that she needed to find her own place to stay since she could no longer receive checks for her care.
Abandoned and lonely, Lauren wanders into the urban pathways of darkness and isolation. She has no one to count on anymore. She is vulnerable, lost, and terrified. She encounters two malicious gang members, Red and Q, who are enticed by her defenseless demeanor and decide she is the perfect victim. As she struggles to fight back from their assault, a valiant young man named Jimmy comes to her rescue. He helps her escape the aggressive predators and leads her to safety at a homeless encampment where he resides.
She meets his “street family,” who accept her into the group with open arms and kindness. She meets Harris, a talented painter and veteran, Dora, a mentally ill former actress, and Violet, a veteran struggling to overcome her addictions. Meanwhile, a well-dressed yet struggling businessman is desperately seeking a financial solution to climb out of his burying piles of debt. He eagerly searches for and discovers what seems to be a miraculous opportunity to redeem his financial failures. He proposes a development project to his boss Claudia, a statuesque powerhouse with big ambitions. However, the land he uncovers happens to be the homeless encampment that the group occupies.
The following day, Robert roams near the encampment, seeking petition signatures to clear the area. A local named Carl discreetly tells Robert about a group of residents and locals who are willing to take the necessary measures to evict the unwelcome dwellers.
The next early morning, six masked vigilantes creep onto the land, ready to bombard the encampment with water hoses and dumpsters. The startling attack awakens the homeless group to the devastating destruction of their homes and property. As one of the vigilantes seizes Violet, she yanks off the attacker’s mask, revealing Robert’s guilty presence. With hope and determination, the group rebuilds their homes once again with the help of a local church.
Disappointed by Robert’s inability to resolve the conflict with the homeless residents, Claudia terminates Robert from his job, leaving him stranded to face his financial nightmare. Helplessly searching for shelter, food, and care for his family, the homeless group decides to forgive his transgressions and leads him to available resources. With a glimmer of hope and a moment of opportunity, as their stories unfold, the group fights to hold onto their humanity against all odds.
Inspired By True Events
By Julia Verdin
I was walking to my car in the pouring rain and saw a man sitting, huddled under an office building’s front awning with his dog. He had no shoes, his clothes were tattered, his eyes were haunted. I reached into my bag and gave him some money to get food.
As I was driving home, I couldn’t get the man’s face out of my head. I asked my boyfriend if he had any spare shoes and socks that we could take to him. We went back but he was gone. That image stuck with me and still haunts me.
One girl told me about how she came home one day on her birthday and found her things on the doorstep as her foster parents wouldn’t be getting checks any more. Another boy told me how he ran away from an abusive and bullying father and ended up living on the streets. Surviving on left-overs found in rubbish bins. Veterans who served our country, unable to get the support they needed and so now on the streets. Some have no family to take care of them and some are homeless on the streets because it’s safer than their homes.
I have talked to people who had good lives and jobs and came from good families who through different misfortunes ended up on the streets. They never thought it would happen to them.
When a situation touches me, I get inspired to want to do something about it. I wrote this script as a homage to those who have ended up on the streets. A group of people who have been abandoned by society, or unable to cope and keep up with the cost of living. It’s a complex problem and nobody I know has the answers on how to solve it. The plight of the homeless people I have met has touched me deeply, and so I created this story as a homage to those who are not on the streets by choice. Those people who need our love, compassion and help. They are human beings too.
Why This Film?
No Address is a profound film that portrays the bleak realities of homelessness and the bitter sadness that comes from an unfulfilled life, while at the same time showing how love and a will to survive brings hope. Inspired by true events, the screenplay was written with the goal of showing these realities to the world in hopes that humankind will work together to reduce homelessness.
This problem is very real and is a visible concern, plaguing more and more people every day. As wide of a population as homelessness is, there is still a strong prejudice against them from their local communities where they live. People who experience homelessness are dehumanized from the world around them.
No Address is an inspiring and profound film that offers important messages such as the bond of family, of hope fulfilled, of lives restored and second chances. This is done through an entertaining yet compassionately evoked film that will hopefully inspire you get more involved in helping reduce homelessness in your town.
“U.S. adult homelessness has surpassed 1.1 million people in 2020.”
- According to The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.
How our Film Will Bring Awareness to This Cause?
At the end of the film, we will have the contact information of the national homeless charity we are using so people can call and get information on what they can do in their communities to reduce their homelessness situation.
The story line will mirror the existing problems of the those experiencing homelessness in America and provide some solutions to the problem.
By alerting the media of Robert Craig Films producing No Address, shedding light on the problem through a movie, will attract various media outlets to write stories on what we are doing. This in turn will alert the general public more-so of the intensity of the problem and maybe encourage them to get more involved in their local community to help reduce the problem.
By promoting our film to churches will hopefully inspire them to do even more than what they already do for their communities. Churches play a huge role in helping the problem of those experiencing homelessness.
By promoting our film to every charity in North America that focusses on people experiencing homelessness, including veteran charities, if they promote the finished film to their audience of influence, will help get the word out more. We are sure these charities have a variety of tools to bring the word out and we believe our film can help the general public understand more how serious the problem really is. This in turn will hopefully encourage people to get more involved in their local communities to help out more.