A Place Called Home / Mi Tierra, Mi Hogar documents the journey of one man who, at 8 years old, moved with his mother to America to start a new life. Our lead character, who has longed for a place to call ‘home’, revisits his past memories and childhood hangout spots in Cuba after having spent 15 years in the United States.
To view a behind the scenes look at this project, check out vimeo.com/93390783.
This film was shot In January 2014 in Havana, Cuba over eight days.
For more information on the project, including a BTS breakdown, make sure to check out storyofhome.ca.
Produced, Shot and Conceived of by Preston Kanak cinescapes.ca and Brent Foster brentfosterphotography.com.
Voice-over and Translation by Beau Stephenson beaustephenson.com.
Songs: ‘Bloom’ by The Dandelion War themusicbed.com/songs/bloom/3940 & ‘De Homo’ by The Dandelion War themusicbed.com/songs/de-humo/3919.
If you would like to read more on the project, check out:
Cinescape Collective's Project Breakdown: cinescapes.ca/a-place-to-call-home-un-lugar-el-hogar-mio-short-film-breakdown/
Preston Kanak's Breakdown: prestonkanak.com/2014/04/30/shooting-foreign-country-tips-tricks-life-easier/
Brent Foster's Breakdown: brentfosterphotography.com/2014/05/the-launch-of-our-film-a-place-called-home-un-lugar-el-hogar-mio/
Thanks to Ibon Herreros and Helder Mauricio for help with the title translation.