Homme Less Supported by The House of St Barnabas
Friday 12th February saw the release of our latest DocHouse First feature, Homme Less. Directed by Thomas Wirthensohn, Homme Less tells the extraordinary, secret story of fashion photographer and former model Mark Reay, who has been living homeless for the past six years on a rooftop in NYC.
By day Mark seems to live the glamorous New York lifestyle that many would envy. Handsome and always impeccably dressed, the charismatic former male model works as a fashion photographer, appears in movies and attends the best parties. When he leaves those events, however, he heads to the East Village— not to an overpriced loft, but to a hidden corner of a rooftop to sleep each night. In this critically acclaimed new doc, director Thomas Wirthensohn exposes the dark underbelly of the American Dream in an often-merciless city.
We are thrilled to be partnering with not-for-profit private members' club and homeless charity, The House of St Barnabas on the film's release! The club is a creative, innovative and cultural space that has been carefully curated for those motivated by social change. Membership fees and the suggested donation facilitate the work of the charity’s Employment Academy, supporting London’s homeless back in to work.
For many people homelessness has just one face, but Mark's story undermines this image and the widespread belief that self-destructive behaviour is often the root-cause of homelessness. Homme Less takes this stereotype and turns it on it's head. With the support of The House of St Barnanas we hope to raise awareness, provoke discussion and get the public talking about the many faces of homelessness that we see every day on the streets of London.
Find out more about the incredible work The House of St Barnabus does HERE.
And book tickets to see Homme Less (still showing!) HERE.