Home

A woman's journey to help her estranged father who has recently become homeless in Chicago finds them both at a turning point in their lives.

"HOME is everything I love about Chicago storytelling. These are complicated people with a complicated relationship existing in the uncompromising and unyielding and craggy beauty emitted from the Windy City. The performances and style of shooting give us an intimate look into these lives without gloss or flinch. Just like Chicago." - David Dastmalchian (These Creatures Here Below, Ant Man, Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Night)

  • Eve Rydberg
    Director
    Don't Fence Me In, Occulde, Tick Tock (music video), Cactus (music video)
  • Carolyn Hoerdemann
    Writer
    Fix Your Teeth B*tch, The Saint and the Imp
  • Francis Guinan
    Writer
  • Claire Wiles
    Producer
    Dirty Words, Learning to Paint and Love Still Life
  • Francis Guinan
    Key Cast
    “Emmett”
    Saint Francis, Constantine, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Last Airbender, Hannibal
  • Carolyn Hoerdemann
    Key Cast
    “Marjoy”
    Alien Brides, Chicago Fire , Empire
  • Ashley Thompson
    Director of Photography
    Director - I Miss Jamie When She's Gone, Editor of Brown Girls Webseries, DP of LSD by Jamila Woods ft Chance the Rapper
  • Cody Coco Wallace
    Location Sound
    Sound mixer for "The Right Swipe", Sound mixer for "I Miss Jaimie When She's Gone", Director/Writer of "Scantily Clad"
  • Lexi Midkiff
    Editor
    Motion Graphics for Freelancers Anonymous, Editor for Tick Tock by Glad Rags, , Assistant Editor for commercials at The Colonie
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Dramedy, Family Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Eve Rydberg

Eve is a director whose diverse background as an actor, art director and producer have aided her in creating stories that stand out. She holds BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at De Paul.

'Make Out Party', a short film which she produced and starred in, has screened at Athens Film & Video Festival, Twist Seattle (where is won Most Innovative Short), Chicago Underground Film Festival (Honorable Mention), Las Vegas Queer Arts Festival (winner Best Production design), and Olympia Film Festival, among others.

Having previously directed music video and experimental shorts, this will be Eve's first venture into narrative world. She believes that by telling stories through the lens of the feminine we can bring a greater sense of balance to the world.

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Director Statement

This film explores an oft ignored section of society, older folks who are still searching for their way. The characters in HOME start without one, and by the end while they may not have found a physical home, they have found shelter in renewing their father daughter relationship.

I believe it's important to explore underrepresented voices in front of and behind the camera. Our film crew was over 50% women and non-binary folks including our director, writer, cinematographer and producer. This a truly Chicago production starring and written by two theatre veterans Francis Guinan (Steppenwolf founding member) and Carolyn Hoerdemann (Collaboraction). Shot on location with very little funds and a lot of heart. It is my hope that by telling this story we can bring a greater awareness and empathy to the homelessness crisis going on in our country.