The Family I Had

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World Premiere

USA | 77 MINUTES

THE FAMILY I HAD

Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
A family is torn apart by an unthinkable crime: the brutal and seemingly unmotivated murder of a young girl by her teenage brother. At the center of the story is the beleaguered single mother Charity, now mother to a murdered child and the murderer himself- how does she move forward, and what kind of relationship can she forge with her now incarcerated son? Devastatingly honest, The Family I Had performs a family archaeology to understand not only this tragedy itself, but the generations of intra-family violence, mental illness, and unspoken secrets that preceded it. More than just an undeniably compelling true crime story, Katie Green & Carlye Rubin’s The Family I Had is a study in both the power and the limits of family, forgiveness, and filial love.

—Loren Hammonds

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Katie Green and Carlye Rubin

The Family I Had is the second collaboration of Katie Green and Carlye Rubin (and Tina Grapenthin). Green and Rubin co-founded Smoke & Apple Films before making their directorial debut with The (Dead Mothers) Club (HBO, 2014).
Director
Katie Green, Carlye Rubin
Screenwriter
Tina Grapenthin, Katie Green, Carlye Rubin
Cinematographer
Martina Radwan
Editor
Tina Grapenthin
Composer
T. Griffin
Executive Producer
Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Chris Clements, Anna Godas
Producer
Carlye Rubin, Katie Green, Tina Grapenthin

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Anna Godas
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 207 253 6244
anna@dogwoof.com
Press Contact
Steven Beeman
Falco Ink
New York, NY 10606
Phone: 212 445 7100
stevenmbeeman@falcoink.com
Print Source
Katie Green
Smoke & Apple Films
Phone: 516 318 9952
Katie@smokeandapplefilms.com
International Sales Contact
Ana Vicente
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 2072536244
ana@dogwoof.com