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Home Sweet Home 7-9

2013 Supinfocom animation Home Sweet Home has a stunning visual style and moving narrative.  Directors Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet and Stéphane Paccolat have created a beautiful and touching animation. 

This is the story of a house which escapes from its suburban foundations and sets off on an epic journey. Tackling themes of friendship, travelling and death in its 10-minute duration, Home Sweet Home combines elements of road-trip, apocalyptic and friendship narratives in its story of a couple houses travelling across America. 

The story is set in a universe where humans no longer exist (or perhaps just aren’t seen), the Home Sweet Home team do a great job of attaching emotion and personality to their 4-walled characters.  It is quite light hearted considering the themes in the narrative of friendship and at the end of the film, death. 

The film's makers were inspired by photographs of the derelict Detroit housing projects, pictures of this can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Writing outcomes

  • Descriptive writing
  • Setting 
  • Character
  • Dialogue
  • Playscript
  • Narrative Recount

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