What is home? And how do we find it? “Tiny” follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream. Can living small go big?
Directed by Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller as well as Produced by Christopher and Merete the film has been a long time in the making. In fact, I believe I had my first phone conversation with the dynamic duo in 2011 regarding their idea for (what was originally) a film short. Now coming in at feature length the premiere is set for Saturday March 9 at 5pm in Austin, TX at the SXSW Film Festival. And while Tiny r(E)volution will not be able to make the premiere we know others will be there showing some tiny house support!
I have been told however that other screenings across the country are being scheduled even now as film festivals are solidifying and announcing their lineups. The film may not be mass distributed until summertime though. In the meantime you can show your love and support for the budding filmmakers and tiny house dreamers/builders/dwellers/documenters by visiting them online and even dropping them a line! For up-to-the second reporting you can find them on Facebook and Twitter as well!
To hear directly from the filmmakers you can listen in on their r(E)vo Convo visit and interview by clicking here.
This is a great moment for the tiny house community and especially for our r(E)volutionary friends Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller.