Chiltern Railways station Birmingham Moor Street provided a key location for a Birmingham based micro budget film tackling homelessness starring Patrick Baladi, David Sterne and David Proud.
NFA – short for No Fixed Abode – is the first film in the 104 Films Studio project supported by the UK Film Council. NFA is about a young man who has it all but wakes up one morning to find himself homeless.
The film is a psychological thriller, which unravels the mystery of how he got there, and is also a powerful depiction of the horrors of living on the streets.
Leading Birmingham based Film Company 104 Films – named after the bus route from the City Centre to Sutton Coldfield are producing the film.
The film will be made with disabled and socially disadvantaged film talent many of whom have been developed and nurtured through previous 104 Film projects.
Malcolm Holmes, General Manager Mainline of Chiltern Railways said:
“We’re delighted to be supporting this Birmingham based film by providing Moor Street, which is located opposite the Bull Ring, as one of the locations in the film. It’s a fantastic film project showcasing Birmingham talent including our station!”
Alex Usborne, producer from 104 Films said:
“We are delighted to be filming at Moor Street Station and grateful for all the help and support from Chiltern Railways to make this possible. NFA is an important film dealing with the issue of homelessness and its been a big effort to make it happen.”
Chiltern Railways run services from Moor Street to London Marylebone. The company are also currently completing a £250 million investment to reduce the journey time by 20%, to make the fastest journey time from September 90 minutes.