John


John looks like a lot of other young men his age. He’s recently secured a professional job but is struggling to find safe and reliable accommodation. John is one of the 24,000 Australians between the age of 25 and 34 who are experiencing homelessness. He is currently staying in a boarding house but cannot access simple things like a washing machine and television, and feels isolated from his community.

Helen and Sophia


Each night in Australia, there are more than 8,000 people living in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping on the street. Sadly, Helen and her daughter, Sophia are part of this statistic. Helen recently separated from her partner and has not been able to find a safe and affordable place for her and her daughter to live. They are currently sleeping in a tent on the outskirts of town and Helen is often frightened for the safety of her daughter.

Michelle


Michelle has always found it hard to make ends meet and hold down a long term job. It’s been difficult for her to find affordable accommodation and secure a long term lease, so she is currently sleeping in her car with no regular connection to community. Michelle is one of the 18,600 people over the age of 55 who are experiencing homelessness in Australia.

Behind The Scenes

The short film was produced in collaboration with the film and television community of South East Queensland, who all donated their time and expertise to create the piece. Alongside the film is a behind the scenes video that documents how the production came together and highlights the incredible generosity of everyone involved. One of Orange Sky's core values is 'collaborative partnerships,' and it was an amazing opportunity to work with such talented and passionate individuals in creating this piece. From the ARIA Award winning group, the Gang of Youths, to production company Light + Shade and small local businesses, everyone came together to create a piece that we are incredibly proud of.