Away Home

A man returns to his childhood home on Canada’s east coast to unite his family and say goodbye to his terminally ill mother.

Creative team

Writer/director: Jana Stackhouse
Producers: Sarah Quan, Aldo Mauro

Filmmaker’s statement

As the writer and director of Away Home, I wanted to share an honest story of a family struggling with mortality.

When their beloved wife, mother and grandmother makes the choice of physician-assisted death, it puts a strain on the family relationships. Ultimately, they come together and begin to see the time they have left as an opportunity to say goodbye and celebrate the woman they love.

About Jana Stackhouse

Jana Stackhouse

Jana Stackhouse is an award-winning director whose films have screened at various festivals internationally including Toronto International Film Festival, Atlantic International Film Festival and Los Angeles CineFest.

While earning a BFA in film at Ryerson University she received numerous awards including The Norman Jewison Award and the Harvey Hart Director’s Award.

Jana wrote and directed Away Home which was selected for TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival and won the best female director award at Hollywood North Film Festival.

Jana’s latest project was directing the web series Note To Self for CBC which garnered over one million views and received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for best web program or series – fiction.

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