Factory 25 has acquired distribution rights to writer-director Colin Healey’s feature directorial debut, “Homemakers.” Healy previously wrote and directed the short film “Wonderful Country.” The cast features Rachel McKeon, Jack Culbertson, Molly Carlisle, Dan Derks, Sheila McKenna, Harry O’Toole, Matt Bryan and Luke Johanson.
The official synopsis reads: “Part-time punk singer Irene McCabey moonlights as a full-time harbinger of chaos, and her life in Austin is crumbling as a result. When her ex-girlfriend moves to kick her out of their band, Irene receives big news: an estranged grandfather has bequeathed to her a dilapidated house across the country in Pittsburgh. Stalling in the Steel City to forget her woes, Irene enlists a long-lost cousin to assist in a drunken renovation project. As the newfound relatives put their mark on the forgotten family home, cracks in the wild-child’s hardened facade begin to show, but when an unexpected visitor comes knocking, Irene must choose between her newfound domestic side and her unquenchable desire for self-destruction.”
The film is set to premiere theatrically in Chicago on October 9 at Facets Cinematheque and in New York City on October 16 at Cinema Village. There will then be screenings across the country through winter. The film will also be released digitally on October 9 via Fandor’s subscription service, followed by a release on iTunes, Amazon VUDU, X-Box, Sony Playstation and other digital outlets on November 3.