Hidden Door Productions has today shared the trailer for Jane Gull‘s (My Feral Heart) new romantic music-drama, Love Without Walls, which has been officially selected at Manchester Independent Film Festival, where it will celebrate its World Premiere,
Directed and written by Gull, and starring Niall McNamee and Shana Swash, as well as Paul Barber, Adam Deacon, Sheila Reid, Ricci Harnett, Theo Ogundipe and Amy Malloy, this story of love, hope and survival in the darkest of times centres around Sophie and Paul (an aspiring musician) who can’t pay their London rent and turn to friends and family for support Over the course of a summer, things go from bad to worse: The couple lose everything and find themselves lost in the underbelly of life on the streets. Though frustrated, their good humour and positivity land them odd jobs and a temporary shelter.
The film is also set to a backdrop of beautiful, original music primarily written and performed by singer/songwriter and lead actor McNamee.
At the time of writing, more than 70,000 households have been made homeless since 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.
Love Without Walls was produced by Karen Newman, best known for Just Charlie, winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival who said, “We’re thrilled to be premiering Love Without Walls, at MIFF. A brilliant festival that champions independent films from around the world. Manchester is a great home for the film because of the city’s vibrant music and arts scene. We can’t wait to meet the Manchester audience…”
Gull added, “Love Without Walls’ is a combination of all the things I care about. I hope it will entertain whilst also inspiring important conversations.”
Love Without Walls will have its World Premiere at Manchester Film Festival on March 12th, 2023 and Hidden Door Productions will be attending EFM in February. In the meantime, we’ll leave the aforementioned official trailer to get you into the rhythmn.