Paul Bettany has had an incredibly prolific career in front of the camera, but the forthcoming Shelter marks his first foray into writing, directing and producing. Bettany’s directorial debut follows two homeless people, played by Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, on the streets of New York whose lives intersect, taking the two of them on a journey of love, understanding, and redemption.
Shelter premiered at TIFF last September, and has been picked up by Screen Media Films for a limited theatrical and VOD release on November 13, 2015.
Hannah and Tahir come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York. How did they get there? As we learn about their past, we begin to understand that to have a future, they need each other. There are more than 50,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City. To most of us they are nameless and faceless, and occasionally a nuisance. But every single person has a story. And Hannah and Tahir are no different. And theirs is a story of loss, love, hope and redemption.