Introducing Homemade, a collection of short films created by celebrated filmmakers around the world for Netflix. Confined at home as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, filmmakers created personal, moving stories that capture our shared experience of life in quarantine. Produced by The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company, and Fabula, Homemade is a celebration of the craftsmanship of filmmaking and the enduring power of creativity in the face of a global pandemic.
Filmed using only equipment found at home, the stories range from intimate diaries of the filmmakers’ day-to-day life to short tales of fiction across multiple genres, offering a magnifying glass over how the lockdown impacted different countries and lives around the world.
Lorenzo Mieli, CEO of The Apartment, Fabula’s Juan de Dios Larraín and Pablo Larraín have rallied filmmakers from all around the world to join the project.
Behind the camera is a diverse and globe-spanning roster of some of the most acclaimed filmmakers of today, including:
- Ladj Ly (Les Misérables) – short filmed in Clichy Montfermeil (France)
- Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, The New Pope) – short filmed in Rome (Italy)
- Rachel Morrison (Black Panther, Mudbound) – short filmed in Los Angeles, (USA)
- Pablo Larraín (El Club, Jackie) – short filmed in Santiago (Chile)
- Rungano Nyoni (Kuuntele: I am not a witch) – short filmed in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Natalia Beristáin (She does not want to sleep alone) – short filmed in Mexico City (Mexico)
- Sebastian Schipper (Victoria, Roads) – short filmed in Berlin (Germany)
- Naomi Kawase (True Mothers, Sweet Bean) – short filmed in Nara (Japan)
- David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water, Outlaw King) – short filmed in Glasgow (Scotland)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal – (The Kindergarten Teacher / The Honourable Woman) short filmed in Vermont (USA)
- Nadine Labaki & Khaled Mouzanar (Caramel, Capernaum) – short filmed in Beirut (Lebanon)
- Antonio Campos (The Devil All The Time) – short filmed in Springs, New York City (USA)
- Johnny Ma (Old Stone; To live to sing) – short filmed in San Sebastián del Oeste, Jalisco (Mexico)
- Kristen Stewart – (Clouds of Sils Maria / Come Swim) short filmed in Los Angeles (USA)
- Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham; Blinded by the light) – short filmed in London (UK)
- Sebastián Lelio (Gloria Bell, A Fantastic Woman) – short filmed in Santiago (Chile)
- Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; The Bad Batch) – short filmed in Los Angeles (USA)
Lorenzo Mieli, CEO, The Apartment: “This project is a beautiful way to send a strong message of unity and resilience throughout the international creative community. I want to thank Netflix as well as all our directors for taking this challenge and proving that, even in such a complicated time, we can all try to move forward on exciting and unbeaten paths”.
Juan de Dios Larraín, CEO Fabula: “Homemade is an invitation to a group of directors to explore creativity under the same conditions. It’s quite democratic. This is not about resources, this is about the craft of filmmaking”.
Pablo Larraín, Director: “Wonderful chance to work with people I admire. And also a very extraordinary chance to keep working, thanks to Netflix and its amazing team, in days so confusing and unique.”
Teresa Moneo, Director Original Films at Netflix: “Seeing the stories of others can open hearts and minds and make us all feel more connected. This is why, in these unprecedented times, we are humbled to work with this incredible ensemble of diverse filmmakers and to bring their personal stories to our members around the world”.
The anthology will be made available globally on Netflix on June 30 2020.
A donation in honor of each filmmaker will be made from Netflix’s Hardship Fund to third parties and non-profits that are providing emergency relief to out-of-work crew and cast across the broader TV and film industry.