Home Made - The Evolution of Original Online
The Evolution of Original Theatre Online - A Documentary
Home Made tells the story of the Original Theatre Company in the year of 2020.
Using behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive interviews with the cast, crew and creatives behind the scenes - Home Made is a brand-new three part documentary directed by filmmaker Elijah Grant that tells the story of an unforgettable year in the life of a touring theatre company.
Against the backdrop of national lockdowns, show closures and an industry on the edge of survival Home Made explores how Original Theatre adapted and survived and, in doing so, created what some people called ‘a new form of theatre’.
From filming The Habit the Art on the cusp of national lockdown to re-creating Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong in actors bedrooms, to the challenges of filming zero gravity on iPhones for Apollo 13 - this unique documentary is a love letter to theatre and the desire from audiences and freelancers across the country to continue making it and watching it against all the odds… and frankly all common sense.
Directed by Elijah Grant
Produced by Original Theatre Online
Available for free (with donations encouraged)
Part 1: The Show Must Go On (Line) is available from 3 December
Part 2: A New Form of Theatre is available from 11 December
Part 3: Reaching for The Moon is available from 18 December