We’re making a short film. It tells Sid’s story, his journey from a well-off deputy head of a private school and devout atheist, through alcohol induced messy homlessness and into faith and freedom.
The story centres around how little acts of kindness at the Northampton Jesus Centre impressed Sid and gave him hope, and made him want to get out of his desperate situation. It was some of the most ‘unamazing’ day to day charitable services that he received at the Jesus Centre that spoke the most to him. In particular, one time Sid says he was almost moved to tears because of the way that someone who handed him a pair of socks which he’d asked for had so carefully folded them! Strange but true.
We’re excited about this project as it’s a bit of a blank canvas. We’ve been inspired by the relaxed, interesting style of Rob Bell’s Nooma videos, and we’re getting plenty of inspiration from calm atmospheric music videos. Watch this space.
Read Sid’s story as it appeared in Jesus Life (free magazine).