IN TV: FILTHY RICH AND HOMELESS ON SBS AUSTRALIA
Produced by award-winning Blackfella Films, Filthy Rich & Homeless follows five high-profile Australians who swap their privileged lifestyles for 10 days of homelessness in NSW. In place of their phones, ID and money, they’re given second-hand clothing and a sleeping bag. That’s it.This year for season 3, Ellie is joined by emergency doctor and businessman Dr. Andrew Rochford, Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne Arron Wood, restauranteur and entrepreneur Pauline Nguyen and comedian and radio presenter Ciaran Lyons. Separately they experience different forms of homelessness, from sleeping rough on the streets to living in crisis accommodation and marginal housing, including boarding houses and caravan parks. They also meet professionals at specialist services who are trying to end homelessness with innovative and successful initiatives, and crucially, see first-hand the acute need for affordable housing, services and wrap-around support, beyond basic shelter.
'Filthy Rich & Homeless' premiered over three consecutive nights – June 9, 10 and 11 2020 on SBS with record breaking ratings. Join the conversation #FilthyRichHomeless