The Main Event

Posted on - November 23, 2020

Back in February we told you about a great project we were supporting – a documentary film showcasing the amazing story of artist and homeless person Chris Main.

The film was the brainchild of Ed Copeland and through his hard work it’s finally completed and ready to watch.

Watch the whole documentary here: Mr Main 

Art, Lies and Severe Mental Illness

‘Mr Main’ is a documentary film by Ed Copeland (Open Garage Films), which started filming in 2019 – and Durable immediately felt it was a project we would like to support – both financially and through promoting it to a wider audience.

It’s about an unknown artist called Chris Main – who discovered painting whilst homeless on the streets of Central London. 

In his art, Chris found a remedy for his trauma – and a lifeline out of homelessness. 

The explanation for his circumstance and poor mental health was a tragic and compelling story about war, loss and abuse.

However, the project took an unexpected turn when it was discovered that almost none of his story was real. 

The real truth

The production team then retraced their steps and tried to piece together the truth, and now have a story which is as fascinating as it is urgent. 

It is an intimate portrait of one man’s struggle at the brink of mental health and his discovery of an extraordinary artistic talent. 

It’s a fascinating story and well worth checking out

We wish Chris all the best for the future.