Drejr29 Productions is releasing The House That Built Me with Flip Brothers Studios. The film is directed by Richard Linklater (Chains of Youth) and starting Paul James (HTG Debut) as Patrick, Gabourey Sidibe (And Up Your A** as Well, While you were out) as his sister Anita, Octavia Spencer (South Dakota) as their mother Sheila, and Josh Hutcherson (Bitter Honey and Other Sweet Things) as the newcomer Chris.
The story is about Patrick, who has taken a year off after graduating high school to figure out what he wants to do with his life while trying to survive the suffocating nature of the small town that he lives in. His mother, Sheila, tells him that his estranged sister, Anita, is coming home to introduce the family to her new boyfriend. Patrick and Anita must attempt to repair their tumultuous relationship while trying to figure out who they are and what they want.
The film was shot in several locations in the small town of Fair Haven, New Jersey.
The film is set in present day. I started writing it in May and have worked on it off and on until i finished it in September.
I’ve had the idea about a film centering around a sibling relationship for a while. Also, after Hybrid:Phoenix Rising and Barton Hollow, I wanted to try and write something a lot simpler.
I had a good idea of who Patrick and Anita were and I kind of built the story around those two instead of the original outline I had drafted for the film. I spent a lot of time going from draft to draft and tweaking conversations and trying to keep the story contained to this small town which was a challenge
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