HOME is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at GE FOCUS FORWARD FILMS.
A former electrician, Simon became homeless after an accident left him unable to work. His life changed when he met Tony and Lisa Clark, co-designers of the Backpack Bed™ - a weather-proof portable sleeping unit created especially for people on the move. The Australian designed Backpack Bed™ has won numerous product design awards, including the prestigious Red Dot ‘Best of the Best’ in Germany 2011. With global foresight for other uses, such as offering relief in disaster zones, the Clarks' ongoing mission is to work with charities to provide a Backpack Bed™ to every homeless man, woman and child turned away from shelters. The Clarks are currently working tirelessly to make and ship 100 Backpack Beds from Melbourne, Australia to New York to provide shelter relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Directed by PHOEBE HARTLEY
Producer AMANDA REEDY
Cinematographer CESAR SALMERON
Editor BEN HALL
Sound design/mix MARTIN KAY
Music "HOME" WRITTEN BY TOM IANSEK & JOANNA SYME, PERFORMED BY BIG SCARY, ADMINISTERED BY GAGA MUSIC, LICENSED COURTESY OF PIE EATER
Special thanks SIMON, LINDA AND BULL; TONY & LISA CLARK; BIG SCARY; GAGA MUSIC