Horror for the Homeless: movie marathon at Burswood Community Cinema for a cause


Jordan Daniel-Fowler and Vanessa Gudgeon get ready for Horror for the Homeless. Picture: Jon Hewson
Jordan Daniel-Fowler and Vanessa Gudgeon get ready for Horror for the Homeless. Picture: Jon Hewson

SHIVERS will run down people’s spines during a monster movie marathon at the Burswood Outdoor Community Cinema this Saturday.

From dusk till dawn, horror and cult movies will be shown as part of Horror for the Homeless, with money raised going to homeless agency Youth Futures WA.

Youth Futures chief executive officer Mark Waite said up to 10,000 West Australians go to sleep homeless on any given night, and of these “a staggering 42 percent are believed to be under the age of 25”.

“At Youth Futures we believe that every young person has a right to safe, secure accommodation and that an experience of homelessness shouldn’t define them or their future,” he said.

“That’s why we’re excited to be the beneficiary of the Telethon Community Cinema’s fundraiser.

“The funds raised will be supporting our NEST program which provides homeless young mums and their babies with safe accommodation and the support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage.”

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Gosnells resident Kaitlin Tinker is among the filmmakers having their productions shown, with her debut short film The Man Who Caught A Mermaid opening the program.

Tinker said the film was about possession and projecting fantasies on another person.

“It’s been shown around the world in the USA, Canada and France after it landed a spot at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, which is a massive film festival,” she said.

“To experience horror films as part of a live group event is fantastic so to have my short film in Horror for the Homeless is great because I’m passionate about the issue of homelessness.”

The gates to the outdoor cinema open at 6.30pm and the films will run until 6am.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.communitycimemas.com.au.