About the Film
"So Close to Home" tells the story of Michael Wallace, who found himself homeless for five years starting in 2002. Like many of us, Michael never imagined he would ever end up living on the streets, but an unfortunate series of events left him without a roof over his head in the community he had lived in for the majority of his life. "So Close to Home" follows Michael as he retraces the steps that led him to the streets and recalls the experience of suddenly being "one of them."
Though the movie is filmed and focuses on events in Victoria BC, it deals with widespread problems that are not unique to the city it is set in. Homelessness is a phenomenon that affects societies the world over to varying degrees.
Featuring Michael Wallace
Filmed by Shiraz Higgins and Darrin DeStephanis
Edited by Shiraz Higgins
Music by Shiraz Higgins, Aaron Lam, Georgia Murray, and Michael Wallace