Home Sweet Home

When the ghost of a far removed Jamaican past shows up at her humble Brooklyn apartment, 60-year-old Esmerelda, a kindly illegal immigrant who works as a home health aide, is dumbfounded. The proverbial ghost, her estranged ex-husband, has flown from Jamaica, eager to find her, and bears news of their terminally ill son; the child he denied her when she was forced to flee Jamaica some 30 years prior. The son’s dying wish is to meet the mother he’s never known. But Esmerelda is torn; America is home. If she leaves, there is no going back, but she has long yearned to be reunited with her only child, and going back now is her only chance.


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Home Sweet Home (2020)

Short (13mins) Narrative


United States


No Rating


Natasha Griffiths


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World Premiere

Natasha Griffiths

Natasha Griffiths

Natasha Griffiths is a screenwriter-director and educator from Manchester, Jamaica. She has a commendable background in Theatre (acting), which was the pursuit of her undergraduate studies. After her undergraduate tenure, a joint programme between the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and The University of the West Indies, Ms. Griffiths pursued filmmaking. While serving as a high school Theatre Arts teacher, she undertook several film training, and more specifically, screenwriting programmes. After eight years as a high school educator, while moonlighting as a writer and production assistant, Ms. Griffiths pursued a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting.
In May 2018 she concluded her MFA at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. To date, Ms. Griffiths has written a number of screenplays; shorts, features, one-hour television episodes and web-series episodes. A Fire and a Funeral, the pilot episode of her television drama series Showa was short-listed for the 2018 Sundance Episodic Lab, and her feature screenplay Lukewarm, which won a place in the British Council/JAMPRO/JAFTA Feature Film Lab is now in development.
Ms. Griffiths has served as an adjunct screenwriting professor at Hofstra University, Brooklyn College (Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema), New York University (TISCH School of the Arts) and The University of the West Indies (CARIMAC). Currently Ms. Griffiths is a full-time faculty member at The University of Technology, Jamaica, where she lectures in screenwriting.

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