Breaking News

Filmmaker Freezes to Death Investigating What It’s Like to be Homeless
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

A young literary type from UK who had participated on a local radio program as well as founded a magazine, Novel, which covered arts and culture, was made to face the fact that life on the streets was as hard as he imagined: indeed, when he decided to do some experimental reporting, actually living on the street for a week as if he were homeless, and this to win, perhaps, a place on the coveted Channel 4’s competitive Investigative Journalism Program, he instead succumbed to hypothermia, much to the surprise and horror of those who knew him.

“I am about to go and spend a week being homeless in the West End of Newcastle,” he said in a YouTube video. “I will sleep rough, scrounge for my food, access all the services that other homeless individuals in the West End use. I will interact with as many homeless people as possible and immerse myself in that lifestyle as deeply as I can.”

Evidently keeping warm requires more than having a warm heart, as it is serious business being homeless, a full time job of staying alive. Which is too bad, because those who knew Halpin, 26, seemed to think he was an exceptionally kind person whom they are going to greatly miss.


“Lee was a prominent figure in my life,” said friend Dean Sowden. “I remember him as a caring and passionate young man who always had time for me on a personal level, he always had the right suggestions that got me over some dark times.

“I miss him terribly but I will always remember his wit, his smile, his hope that things will get better and, on a lighter note, his dress sense – boy could that lad dress himself accordingly.”

Daniel Lake, another friend, said, as reported in The Telegraph, “Lee was a great guy, a character and was well known. His big things were creative writing and poetry. He was making a documentary about homeless people living Newcastle’s West End.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

“No one knows how he passed away, but we think it could have been hypothermia. He made the ultimate sacrifice trying to raise awareness about what was happening to other people.”



Trademark Paralegal


MAVEN IP is looking for a detail-oriented full-time paralegal assistant with experience and kno...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Plaintiff\'s Associate Attorney with a minimun 2 or more  years experience in New Jersey Person...

Apply now

Litigation Paralegal


Myers Law Group, LLC is in search of a paralegal with at least 1-2 years of experience in the area o...

Apply now

Remote Attorney Placement Professional


We are currently seeking a legal recruiter to join our Dallas office. The ideal candidate will be pe...

Apply now




Search Now

Environmental And Land Use Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Environmental and Land Use A...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-UT-Saint George

St. George office of our client seeks Litigation Associate Attorney with 1 year of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Partner-level Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks Partner-level Associate Attorney with 18 years of litigatio...

Apply Now

Most Popular


To Top