Following on from the phenomenal success of the Kickstarter campaign launched earlier this year to raise funds for a theatrical release,‘Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son’ will be released in UK cinemas from 16th February 2024.
Directed by award-winning film director, Lorna Tucker who became homeless at 14 and spent two years living on the streets where she slept under Waterloo Bridge, in and out of sheltered accommodation. Based on Lorna’s own experiences, the film explores how the UK can put an end to homelessness, and has garnered support from people across the country including Sam Fender and Bryan Adams, the latter having written an original song exclusively for the film.
Lorna Tucker bio:
In 2018, Lorna’s first feature doc WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST debuted at Sundance; the film was chosen for competition and Lorna was named by Harpers Bizarre and Elle Magazine as one of the biggest breakout female filmmakers of the year. Her second feature documentary, AMÁ, is a powerful film about the sterilisation abuse of Native American women across the United States over the past 60 years. Lorna worked closely with survivors and campaigners to share their stories and, upon its release, AMÁ created a social movement throughout North America; Amnesty International wrote ‘this film shines a light on a devastating Human Rights issue’ and that ‘every American should see this movie’. Lorna was named as one of Creative England’s CE50 for 2019.
In 2022, Lorna completed two feature documentaries; SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER, SOMEONE’S SON for Dartmouth Films, which will be released early 2024 and CALL ME KATE, a docu-drama about Katharine Hepburn for Salon Pictures, which was released by Netflix & Sky in May 2023.
Having secured her place as one of the most exciting young documentary directors working today, Lorna is now developing several narrative projects. Her first original screenplay BARE is being produced by Standalone Pictures & Marie-Elena Dyche, with support from the BFI. BARE is the compelling and emotional story of a young homeless girl’s fight to survive on the streets of London and is based on Lorna’s own experiences. Lorna has also written a fearless memoir of this time which will be published by Brazen in 2024.
Lorna directed narrative short film THURSDAYS for BFI NETWORK, starring Sian Philips, and will be shooting another short film, SHELTER, that she will both write & direct early 2024. Lorna’s script KILL ‘EM ALL will be produced by Greenacre Films (BEEN SO LONG, RICHES). Lorna is also in development on two exciting new documentary projects.