HOME TURF

Fiction

SYNOPSIS

Home Turf is an unlikely sisterhood that forms in the beige-toned half-basement of a foster home for “problem” teenage girls in the year 2000. Soon after arriving from Africa, Sahara, a mixed-race 15-year-old, is driven by CPS to a foster home in the suburbs. At the house, run by “Auntie,” she finds four teenage girls who object to her presence and make her life miserable. But little by little Sahara makes friends with the girls, turning enemies into allies against the ostracism of those around them.

PRODUCTION

Director : Mara Joly
Head writer : Mara Joly

NOMINATIONS

  • Bilbao Seriesland - Best Drama, Best Cast, Best Sound (Francis Gauthier) et Best Lead Actress (Sarah Cantin)
  • London Short Series Festival - Best drama in a webseries, Best cinematography (Vincent Gonneville) and best actress (Sarah Cantin)
  • NYC Web Fest - Best Web Series, Best Director (Mara Joly), Best Foreign language, Best Actress (Sarah Cantin), Best Supporting Actress (Claire Jacques), Outstanding achievement in cinematography (Vincent Gonneville)
  • Gémeaux awards 2020 – Best drama series, best script, best production, best actress (Juliette Gariépy), best actress (Sarah Cantin) and best cinematography
  • LA Film Awards - Best webseries of the year
  • Berlin Webfest – Best drama

AWARDS

  • Canneseries - Audience Award for Best Short Series
  • 2 Gémeaux Awards – Best drama & Best script
  • 2 LA Film Awards – Best drama & Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Gariepy)
  • Bilbao Seriesland - Best Drama
  • 2 Catalyst Stories Awards – Best drama & Best achievement award
  • Raindance - Jury Prize
  • 2 NYC Webest Awards – Meilleur drame et meilleure actrice dans un second rôle (Sarah Cantin)
  • Numix – Best drama
  • 3 Melbourne Webfest Awards - Best International drama, Best lead actor (Sarah Cantin & Best original score - Maxime Fortin" 

CAST

Sarah Cantin, Juliette Gariépy, Yulia Shupenia, Angélique Cadieux, Anne Lavigne-Desjardins, Claire Jacques.