Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger Refugee Drama 'Home' Sets Release

Magazine article Screen International

Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger Refugee Drama 'Home' Sets Release

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A film highlighting the refugee crisis, starring Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, Money Monster) and Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, Cinderella), has been set for release across the UK on World Refugee Day - June 20, 2016.

Home, a 20-minute short that was shot in three countries, is supported by the UNHCR, the United Nations' Refugee Agency.

Written and directed by Daniel Mulloy, who won a BAFTA in 2005 for short film Antonio's Breakfast, the film centres on a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey.

Mulloy said: "We want to address the disconnect with refugees and do something to rip down the sense of them and us."

Artists including Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal and Wiley donated music for the soundtrack.

The project is further supported by augmented reality and visual discovery app Blippar. For the first time ever on World Refugee Day, users will be invited to show their support of refugees in crisis by"blipping" (scanning) their hand through the Blippar app. …

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