Netflix has become a pastime for many who have been stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, and now the streaming giant has announced a new “HOMEMADE” short film series, which will be available online on June 30, 2020.

“HOMEMADE” features short films produced by filmmakers from all around the world, including Lebanon’s renowned Nadine Labaki, who have produced or documented their lockdown experience. All of the films have been made using typical household products and cover genres including intimate diary entries of a filmmaker’s day-to-day life, to short fictional tales.

The series was produced by The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company, and Fabula, which worked with the wide range of filmmakers to explore how creativity can thrive even in lockdown. Notable names involved in the “HOMEMADE” project include Kristen Stewart, Nadine Labaki, Ladj Ly, the director known for his 2019 film Les Misérables, Rachel Morrison of Black Panther, and Gurinder Chadha of Bend It Like Beckham, are also featured in the “HOMEMADE” roster.

In honor of each filmmaker, donations from Netflix’s Hardship Fund will also benefit third parties and non-profits that provide emergency relief to the out-of-work crew and cast members across the broader TV and film industry.

The full list of short films and their directors are listed below, courtesy of Variety.

  • Ladj Ly (“Les Misérables”) – short filmed in Clichy Montfermeil (France)
  • Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty,” “The New Pope”) – short filmed in Rome (Italy)
  • Rachel Morrison (“Black Panther,” “Mudbound”) – short filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)
  • Pablo Larraín (“El Club,” “Jackie”) – short filmed in Santiago (Chile)
  • Rungano Nyoni (“Kuuntele: I am not a witch”) – short filmed in Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Natalia Beristáin (“She does not want to sleep alone”) – short filmed in Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Sebastian Schipper (“Victoria,” “Roads”) – short filmed in Berlin (Germany)
  • Naomi Kawase (“True Mothers,” “Sweet Bean”) – short filmed in Nara (Japan)
  • David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water,” “Outlaw King”) – short filmed in Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Kindergarten Teacher,” “The Honourable Woman”) – short filmed in Vermont (U.S.)
  • Nadine Labaki & Khaled Mouzanar (“Caramel,” “Capernaum”) – short filmed in Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Antonio Campos (“The Devil All The Time”) – short filmed in Springs, New York City (U.S.)
  • Johnny Ma (“Old Stone,” “To live to sing”) – short filmed in San Sebastian del Oeste, Jalisco (Mexico)
  • Kristen Stewart (“Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Come Swim”) – short filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)
  • Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham,” “Blinded by the Light”) – short filmed in London (U.K.)
  • Sebastián Lelio (“Gloria Bell,” “A Fantastic Woman”) – short filmed in Santiago (Chile)
  • Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” “The Bad Batch”) – short filmed in Los Angeles (U.S.)


Source: National News Agency

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