Someone Lives Here

Florida Premiere. Carpenter Khaleel Seivwright builds small, life-saving shelters for unhoused people living outside in Toronto during the winter of the pandemic. Sick of seeing his city unable to care for its unhoused people, Seivwright quit his job as a full-time carpenter and dedicated himself to building insulated shelters—called “tiny shelters.” Innovatively using body temperature for heating, Khaleel’s efforts garnered international media attention, leading Toronto to propose a possible partnership—only to reverse its decision a week later. Capturing the ups and downs of Khaleel’s innovative intervention, Someone Lives Here also features the voices of those experiencing homelessness, including the articulate and philosophical Taka and the voices of the many citizens supporting the shelters (and a few against). By turns inspiring, sobering and maddening, and taking on issues that resonate in many big cities, director Zack Russell intricately follows a dedicated activist against a bureaucracy that clearly isn’t interested in anything beyond empty platitudes.

Film Screenings

April 8 @ 8:30 pm

Regal Hollywood – screen #3

April 12 @ 12:00 pm

Regal Hollywood – screen #3


  • Country:
    United States
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  • Runtime:
    75 minutes
  • Year:


  • Director:
    Zachary Russell
  • Producer:
    Andrew Ferguson, Matt King, Zack Russell
  • Executive Producer:
    William Goldbloom, Marianna Khoury, Will Lomoro, Tinu Sinha, Andrew Ferguson, Matt King, Zack Russell
  • Cast:
    Khaleel Seivwright, Taka, Denzil Minnan-Wong
  • Editor:
    Marianna Khoury
  • Music:
    Bram Gielen

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