RE-HOME

Teaser, Reviews & Screenings

 

"Re-Home is something akin to a modern equivalent of a Grimm Brothers fairytale, existing in a world recognisable as like our own but also different enough for its events to not seem out of place. It’s a prescient cautionary tale, warning that isolationist bigotry threatening to define and fragment people along overly simplified lines has no positive end result for anyone." Andrew MarshallStarburst Magazine

“This idea of allies is what really sells the dark story being told here. While I can’t possibly understand the horrors that Latinx people deal with on a daily basis, I can relate to the fear in the loaded word, ‘ally.’ As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, we are forced to rely on allies to help us in the same way any minority group has to. It’s a quixotic concept and one you sometimes have to take at face value because you have no other options. The implicit fear in that term, particularly around strangers, is deftly examined in Re-Home. Izzy utilizes the idea of allies in the same way that Get Out mined it with the phrase, ‘I would have voted for Obama for a third term, if I could.’

 

With allies like this, who needs enemies?” — Terry, Gayly Dreadful

 

“Lee does a great job of implying all the chaos happening in the world outside the opulent home that functions as the short’s only set. World building is tricky ground for any artist--show too much and you’re just distracting people, show too little, and your story doesn’t land--but Lee navigates it nicely by using just the right amount of dread-soaked dialogue to set the tone and let viewers in. Lee’s writing is sharp, clear, and realistic—all assets when writing good dialogue, especially dialogue that has to pull double duty as quick-sketch exposition.

 

The A.V. Club named Izzy Lee one of the film makers Blumhouse should hire and I couldn’t agree more. These two newest shorts making the festival circuit show a filmmaker who’s ready to push past the boundaries of short films, a medium she’s spent years exploring and perfecting.”

Pennie Sublime, CineDump​

 

“Izzy continues to dazzle and impress with every new project, and Re-Home is absolutely no exception.” — Matthew Solomon, Pop Horror​

 

Provocative, prolific horror filmmaker Izzy Lee imagines what might happen in the near future should a certain wall be built on the border between the United States and Mexico in her latest short shocker, Re-Home. Lee is no stranger to creating fright fare with a sociopolitical vibe, and this, her latest offering, continues that trend… Lee’s dialogue reflects the prejudices that marginalized people face, and the hurtful words that can fly freely from smiling lips. She builds up the tension marvelously, and then lets loose with a disturbing climax… The horrors of Re-Home are twofold. The victimization of the less fortunate by those who take advantage of their situations is on display, and the more surface-level frights go for a classic macabre and unsettling approach. Re-Home isn’t an easy short to forget — but then, Lee certainly didn’t mean it to be.” — Joseph Perry, Gruesome Magazine

RE-HOME SCREENINGS

Synopsis: In the near future, the U.S.-Mexico border wall has been completed and the high cost of living has skyrocketed. As a result, loved ones are re-homed like pets.

 

Credits:

Written, Produced & Directed by Izzy Lee

Executive Producer: Steve Johanson

Starring: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Morgan Peter Brown, Kasey Lansdale

Additional Cast: Scarlet Rodriguez, Steve Johanson

 

Cinematography: Sophia Cacciola

 

Editor: Bryan McKay

Score: Shyane Gryn

Special FX Make-up: Unique Chung

Sound Mixer/Boom Op/Gaffer: Michael J. Epstein

Re-recording Mix: Michael J. Epstein & Bryan McKay

Key Grip: Tyler Sage

Title Card & Poster Art: Bryan McKay

 

Translation: Shadan Saul Guerrero,

 

Thank you: Raynor Shima, Tiffany & Miguel Rodriguez, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Dede Crimmins, Paddy Murphy

World Premiere

Portland Film Festival

Portland, OR

June 8, 2019 

Cinepocalypse

Chicago, IL

June 19, 2019

Plays with Blumhouse/Hulu's Culture Shock

Snake Alley Festival of Film

Burlington, IA

June 20, 2019

Plays in the WTF Block

Fantasia 

Montreal, Canada

July 25, 2019

Plays with Blumhouse/Hulu's Culture Shock

International Premiere

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Santa Ana, CA

August  31, 2019 

GenreBlast Film Festival

Winchester, VA

August 31, 2019

FilmQuest

Provo, UT

September 14, 2019 

Shawna Shea Film Festival

Southbridge, MA

October 4, 2019

Salem Horror Fest

Salem, MA

October 5, 2019

Plays in Wicked Shorts (Peabody Essex Museum)

BUFF-O-Ween

Somerville, MA

October 19, 2019

Plays with Blood on Her Name

Idaho Horror Film Festival

Boise, ID

October 18, 2019

Kickoff Block

Nightmares Film Festival

Columbus, OH

October 27, 2019

Recurring Nightmares B

Etheria World Tour 2019

Various TBA

 

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