BA (Hons) Film and Moving Image Production
Console Me is a personal passion project of mine, inspired and influenced by real stories of homelessness, compassion and loneliness. As a social realism piece, my aim is that you will experience what life is like being homeless in the shoes of Joseph (Ben Steele) and how something which today is seen as old technology such as retro arcade videogame can bring enjoyment and peace to someone who may have nothing else.
Working on such a small budget allowed myself and the crew to think creatively on how to effectively tell this story whilst being as gritty and realistic as possible. As Writer and Director, there is only so much one can show with such time constraints, but my aim is to leave you wanting to know more about Joseph’s past but also his future.