Discovering her two sons have committed a heinous crime, a devoted mother is torn by the heartbreaking decision she must make. Her sons may eventually forgive her, but can she ever forgive herself?
HOME is a gripping story of a close-knit family that’s torn apart, when a mother uncovers the truth about her two adult sons, and the heinous murder that they have committed. Forced to choose between her love for them and her moral obligation to do what is right, she is torn apart emotionally, physically and spiritually. She does the unthinkable and notifies the police about her sons. Oblivious to the fate that awaits them, the boys wake to find their Mother has prepared a bountiful feast – a Last Supper – which is interrupted by the arrival of the Police at their home. HOME challenges us all, and questions the price we are willing to pay, to help the ones we love. Where do you draw the line? DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT HOME is a powerful story of the complexities of a mother’s love for her children and has an undeniable impact. I was drawn to the beautifully crafted script, written by Aroha Awarau, because it needed only a small committed cast and crew. The defining theme and subsequent conflict arises from a mother’s deep love for her children and the anguish to do what society has deemed as the right thing to do. Here lies the subtle beauty of the short film, making it a compelling and visually stimulating cinematic story with an important universal message. HOME reconnects the audience to the importance of the stay-at-home parent and the enormity of that role; the laborious housework and the effort needed to keeping the home running smoothly, making it a place of refuge, safety, comfort, filled with love. The mother has devoted her whole life to raise her sons, building a home and then is forced to destroy it, everything that she has known and loved. As a creator of theatre and a fledging film maker, I understand that it’s important to have something to say. I was drawn to direct HOME because of the multiple layers embedded in the narrative, the cinematic nature of the piece and the lack of dialogue, giving the actors the ability to explore their range.
HDCAM, BLU RAY DVD, DCP, 16:9