A video production company from Chester has made a touching film to highlight the plight of the homeless this Christmas.
Veracity’s The Lost Noel is about a cheeky puppy who is lost and homeless in the city. He runs around the Christmas markets , up and down Northgate Street and eventually settles under a blanket on the historic Rows .
Eventually, thanks to a magical intervention from Father Christmas, Noel finds his way home.
The film, the King’s Buildings’ firm’s alternative to sending Christmas cards, was made to raise awareness for Chester Aid to The Homeless.
Managing director and scriptwriter Andy Porter said: “Veracity Digital decided to make a donation and produce the film for a local charity. As it has a homeless theme and we are located in the same Northgate area as Chester Aid to The Homeless we thought they might like to be associated with it and were delighted when they said: ‘Sounds great – yes!’
“The film was shot mainly in the early hours when the city was still asleep although also included is a colourful and busy sequence from the Christmas Market.”
The film features a soundtrack mixed by Chester musician and composer Mark Sargison and I Believe in Christmas, by Scottish singer/songwriter Yvonne Murray.
Noel is played by Taz and the film was filmed, directed and edited by Veracity’s Catalan film maker Jordi Vidal Oliveras.
Leader of Cheshire West & Chester City Council Samantha Dixon described the film on Twitter as ‘a lovely Christmas treat’.