It’s claimed that in 2019, 80% of Americans were living from one pay cheque to the next. A year on [I write this during the 2020 coronavirus crisis], the pandemic has caused economic devastation, with more than 40 million filing for unemployment.
Many who were relying on the next pay cheque to pay the rent, won’t get a next pay cheque. That’s the backdrop for a forthcoming character-driven documentary, following several ordinary, hard-working Americans, facing the prospect of losing their home.
One Paycheck Away is the brainchild of its producer and director, Duncan Sill, a graduate of New York University, who has been involved in the film industry since 2007, and who has previously focused on poverty in the US.