Directed by Eva Weber.
A poetic portrait of life at a self storage warehouse, STEEL HOMES explores the fragmented nature of memories, set in the starkly beautiful aesthetic of our modern industrial world.
Self storage units are windows into human histories: the silent cells with their discarded objects and dust-covered furniture are inscribed with past dreams, secret hopes and lives we cannot let go off.
One recurring motive is of people in a kind of temporary or permanent limbo – people who have lost their homes, either literally or metaphorically.
A Quark Films and Odd Girl Out co-production, STEEL HOMES was made as part of the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap scheme.
STEEL HOMES has screened at numerous international film festivals, including IDFA, Sundance, Los Angeles, Hot Docs and Silverdocs. Upcoming screenings include Chicago International Film Festival in the States and Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense in Spain.
The film has also recently won the MoliseCinema 2009 Award for Best Short Documentary.