The world is still in various stages of lockdown due to coronavirus, leaving many people with a lot of spare time to work on that project they’ve been meaning to get around to… or just watch Netflix. If you’ve been spending your time doing the latter then you’re in luck: the streaming giant has announced a new collection of short films, filmed entirely during the pandemic and appropriately titled Homemade.
The project, brought together by Pablo Larraín – director of Ema and Spencer, the upcoming film based on the breakdown of Princess Diana’s marriage – brings together a host of impressive names, too.
For one, Kristen Stewart (the star of Larraín’s aforementioned Princess Diana film, incidentally) will reveal a new short film as part of the collection, having previously directed the 2017 short Come Swim.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is also among the directors involved in the lockdown project, along with Paolo Sorrentino, Black Panther cinematographer Rachel Morrison, and Blinded By The Light director Gurinder Chadha. All of the short films have been made under coronavirus restrictions, utilising household objects and a DIY approach.
The collection will debut on Netflix June 30, with each film available separately or as a continuous piece. A donation in honour of the filmmakers will also be made via Netflix’s Hardship Fund, to benefit non-profits aiding cast and crew out of work during the crisis.