Homemade, a series of short films by big time directors comes to Netflix on June 30
The anthology will feature 17 directors, including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Paolo Sorrentino.
Without any previous announcement, Netflix dropped a trailer for an anthology of shorts, titled Homemade, filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown. The film, which comes out June 30, features 17 directors, including Pablo Larraín and Kristen Stewart, who will also collaborate on a princess Diana feature, titled Spencer.
All shorts, which you will be able to see separately or as one feature film, were made from home, as directors had to use only what they already had at their disposal. Larraín, for example, used Zoom as his medium and made a film based around a conversation. But while each director brought something unique, Larraín expressed to Variety that he believes the biggest surprise will be Gyllenhaal's short, explaining that it will “surprise the whole world. All shorts have something [special] but Maggie’s is very particular.” Some of the other filmmakers involved in the project are Paolo Sorrentino, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lady Ly, Naomi Kawase.
The project was started by Larraín, his brother and creative partner Juan de Dios Larraín under Fabula banner, and Lorenzo Mieli, CEO of The Apartment, for which Homemade is its launching project.
“For once in our careers, this wasn’t about money, agencies, lawyers or the Hollywood structure,” Juan de Dios Larraín says: “This was a simple idea of [conveying] one message in five to seven minutes, and the idea was to give that a message without any pressure; it was totally open. We asked only for [each film’s] rating to be general, and not only for older audiences.”
Pablo Larrain tells the outlet that the message surrounding Homemade is about “adversity, and how we are all from different countries, cultures, and circumstances, but for a very unique moment of humanity, we’re all sharing very similar circumstances in different contexts.”
This joint effort comes after At Home (En Casa), an HBO Europe anthology comprised of five short stories from five Spanish directors, also filmed at home, with equipment available at hand.
Here is the list of all Homemade directors:
Ladj Ly (Les Misérables) – filmed in Clichy Montfermeil (France)
Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) – filmed in Rome (Italy)
Rachel Morrison (Black Panther) – filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)
Pablo Larraín (Jackie) – filmed in Santiago (Chile)
Rungano Nyoni (Kuuntele: I am not a witch) – filmed in Lisbon (Portugal)
Natalia Beristáin (She does not want to sleep alone) – filmed in Mexico City (Mexico)
Sebastian Schipper (Victoria) – filmed in Berlin (Germany)
Naomi Kawase (True Mothers) – filmed in Nara (Japan)
David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) – filmed in Glasgow (Scotland)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher) – filmed in Vermont (U.S.)
Nadine Labaki & Khaled Mouzanar (Caramel) – filmed in Beirut (Lebanon)
Antonio Campos (The Devil All The Time) – filmed in Springs, New York City (U.S.)
Johnny Ma (Old Stone) – filmed in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco (Mexico)
Kristen Stewart (Come Swim) – filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)
Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) – filmed in London (U.K.)
Sebastián Lelio (Gloria Bell) – filmed in Santiago (Chile)
Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) – filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)