House of Sticks
The story of a family taking refuge at a small-town motel. They are torn between the desire for a new start and their inability to shake off a powerful family secret. Part of the Montana Drama Series.
Cammy Anders is thirteen and lives in a motel in a small-coastal town. She appears to be suffering from bulimia. Her brother is an introvert who spends hours building elaborate matchstick houses and her mother is searching for a new start by hunting for a decent man.
Cammy doesn’t much like her mother’s interest in men, and she likes her brother’s friendship with one of the motel residents, Paul, even less. She wants attention and will do pretty much anything to manipulate the people around her into giving her what she needs.
When Jason and Paul intervene in Cammy’s self-destructive behaviour, Cammy retaliates by claiming Paul has been molesting Jason. But this does little to keep her from feeling alone and Cammy soon resorts to one final act of destruction.