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.
Netflix has announced that it will release Homemade, a collection of short films created by celebrated filmmakers around the world, on June 30 on its platform. 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 Lebanese filmmakers Nadine Labaki & Khaled Mouzanar (Caramel, Capernaum); Ladj Ly (Les Misérables); Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, The New Pope); Rachel Morrison (Black Panther, Mudbound); Pablo Larraín (El Club, Jackie); Rungano Nyoni (Kuuntele: I am not a witch) and several others.
Lorenzo Mieli, CEO of The Apartment said: “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 of Fabula added: “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”.
Teresa Moneo, Director of Original Films at Netflix said: “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”.
A donation in honour 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.