IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE

Roles: Co-Producer // Post Production Supervisor // Assistant Editor

Directors: Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg


 

A feature length documentary inspired by nostalgia and a romantic idea of family legacy, IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE follows acclaimed hip-hop artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith as he decides to purchase his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side and raise his new family in the same house where he grew up.

Through this journey, Che realizes the importance of reconnecting with his estranged father and finds him living on the streets as a homeless alcoholic just a few blocks away. Through authentic sharing and storytelling, this powerful film shines a light on systemic issues facing our nation today -- like fatherhood and homelessness -- as Che hesitantly sets out to reconnect with the man who abandoned him over 25 years ago.  


AWARDS + RECOGNITION

WORLD PREMIERE  Tribeca Film Festival 2015

WINNER
Best Documentary, 
Bentonville Film Festival 2015 
Southwest Airlines Audience Award Overall Winner, Nashville Film Festival 2015 
Southwest Airlines Audience Award in Documentary Competition, Nashville Film Festival 2015

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Original Song Competition For "Found You," 
Nashville Film Festival 2015


OFFICIAL SELECTION

Tribeca Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
Bentonville Film Festival
Documentary Edge Film Festival
American Black Film Festival
Nantucket Film Festival
Provincetown International Film Festival
New Orleans Essence Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Museum of the Moving Image
Boston Globe Docs Film Festival
Toronto Black Film Festival                                                                                                 St. Louis Film Festival