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about

Home Street Home is a street documentary about Damian “Dean” Cummings a homeless man living in a ‘hidden home’ disguised as as a dumpster on the streets of NYC and his on going struggle with mental illness. This film exposes causes of homelessness and offers practical steps for getting off the streets.

SYNOPSIS

Dean is a 38 year old homeless New Yorker, who beat the system by hiding in plain sight. In 2016 Shane Duffy and Phil Sullivan made a plan to live on the streets for 4 days to raise awareness about the growing problem of homelessness. As temperatures dropped below freezing they encountered a homeless man whose benevolence saved their lives and ultimately shaped their view of the homeless epidemic. Dean helped them with blankets, food, street smarts, and most importantly the knowledge of how to avoid shelters and where to find food.

Indebted to Dean they decided to pay it forward. With Shane’s construction background, he and his business partner Sandy Dias, built a home for Dean that would go undetected for almost a year. Disguised as a recycling dumpster the home perfectly blends in with the urban landscape of NYC.

In the summer of 2017 Dean’s home was impounded by the NYPD forcing him back on the streets. Furthermore Shane learns that Dean’s mental illness and his lack of support which originally propelled him onto the streets open a much larger view of the systematic pandemic. In the search for answers Shane and the film crew uncover a truth that they never saw coming

This is a story of mental illness and how one homeless man goes from living on the streets to practical housing.

 

 
 
 
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Press

 
 
 

 

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Screenings

 

MAY 6, 2018: 5PM

Harlem International Film Festival: AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex, New York, NY

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  • Unique experience to interact with actual box from the film and see first hand where Damian lived.
  • Q&A with the Directors Tyler Hollinger and Robin Rose Singer, along with Shane R Duffy and Phil Sullivan 


June 14-21:

SOHO International Film Festival: Soho, NY

  • Unique experience to interact with actual box from the film and see first hand where Damian lived.
  • Q&A with the Directors Tyler Hollinger and Robin Rose Singer, along with Shane R Duffy and Phil Sullivan 
 
 

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FILMmakers

 
  Shane R Duffy: Executive Producer   Veteran, Home improvement expert, General Contractor

Shane R Duffy: Executive Producer

Veteran, Home improvement expert, General Contractor

  Tyler Hollinger: Director   Award winning filmmaker, Actor, Producer, Owner at HighLife Production

Tyler Hollinger: Director

Award winning filmmaker, Actor, Producer, Owner at HighLife Production

  Phil Sullivan: Producer   Top Model, Homeless activist

Phil Sullivan: Producer

Top Model, Homeless activist

  Robin Rose Singer: Director/Producer   -Producer, Actor, Designer, Owner of Black 26 Productions

Robin Rose Singer: Director/Producer

-Producer, Actor, Designer, Owner of Black 26 Productions

  Benjamin Kanes: Cinamatographer   Co-Founding  and Creative Director at SightSense Productions, and 501c3 non profit sister company Vision Pictures 

Benjamin Kanes: Cinamatographer

Co-Founding  and Creative Director at SightSense Productions, and 501c3 non profit sister company Vision Pictures 

 
 

 
 

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