The shortest poem ever written has just two words:
Come / Home.
This series is about people in their new homes, but what’s really offered up here is a minute examination of primal truths. Our basic needs – food, shelter, love – are central to each film’s theme, and they resonate.
The simplicity of these themes is what makes each spot hit home. Houses aren’t just buildings we live in. Houses are where we keep our memories, and where we make them. Each story feels real because it is real. There’s no set. It’s a snapshot of the real life that is going on behind every front door.
The unifying idea in each piece is that there’s something we don’t see: a spot about a house that’s actually just a big patch of dirt, the private absurdity of cooking dinner for a vegan, a Paleo, a Keto and a picky eater at the same time – or the kid who thinks messing with light-switches is the best game ever. Closer to an HBO than a commercial, we’re looking through the curtains at scenes that could be ours, and at a family that could be too. We all like to think that we’re totally unique but seeing a little bit of ourselves in other people makes us feel like we belong. Maybe we’re looking at how we want to be…
Because each script is slightly different when it comes to approach, tone and visual style, I think it’s best to break out each script separately. Forgive me if it’s a bit exhaustive, between the 5 scripts, there’s quite a bit of ground to cover (ahem).