We follow prolific charity campaigner Rod Bond as he films scenes in Manchester and Cheshire for his upcoming movie Homeless Millionaire. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, we follow Rod Bond across various filming locations in Manchester and Cheshire and get to see the actor’s unique preparations for the role. Supporting the homelessness and housing charity Shelter, we follow Rod Bond deep into the intricacies of the production and witness first-hand the plight of Manchester’s homeless community. The actor discusses aims to raise awareness around the problem of homelessness and the causes of this social issue. We also take a look at Rod Bond’s charity initiatives which stemmed from his time working with Shelter.
From Cheshire to Manchester
Playing the role of real-life millionaire businessman Alan Huntington, the movie tells the tale of his twisted journey from riches to rags. Left destitute having fallen victim to an elaborate tax scam involving corrupt HMRC officials, Alan Huntington finds himself homeless on the streets of Manchester. In scenes filmed before us, we see Rod Bond wandering Manchester city centre’s streets in the dark of the night. “I’ve spent many nights with homeless people who have to sleep rough in the city centre, every night,” said Rod Bond as he discussed his preparations for the role. “We’ve also held extensive discussions for plans for a soup kitchen to be established in Manchester city centre, led by Shelter. This will enable the charity to reach out to homeless people in need,” added Rod Bond.
Shelter Manchester’s Homeless Soup Kitchen
“Under the plans drawn up so far, we hope to place a mobile catering trailer which will serve as a soup kitchen offering homeless people a warming treat in the cold winter nights,” he added.