Hume’s life is thrown into disarray following the death of his mother. Sent to live with his estranged father, Hume is struggling to feel at home in his new surroundings and makes the decision to go back to the house he shared with his mother. Guided by his memories of his mother and their home, Hume sets off on a journey to reclaim his sense of belonging.

For Octavia, this project started with the acknowledgment that people have different depictions of what makes a home: for some, home is wherever they choose to make it whilst, for others, home will always be where their family is.

Octavia wanted to highlight how a certain upbringing can impact the life of a child and how relationships help to shape a person and their memories. Encompassed in the symbol of a home, this is a story that explores how memories and our imaginings can cast a veil over reality and how one’s depictions of an environment and a place can be skewed by the presence of a person you deeply love. Hume’s story is one that we can all empathise with; a story about a teenager and how he fits into this particular world, of which he has been thrust into.

In helping bring Hume to life, you will not only be investing in a short film, but in independent film, independent artists and young future filmmakers who want to break into the industry with creative and diverse ideas. Each and every pledge of support, no matter how large or small, brings us one step closer to our objective and we could not be more excited to get the ball rolling.