Drama - Completed 2016

H.O.M.E. is a film about urban communication, alienation and the human condition. Part lyrical tone poem of New York City, H.O.M.E. is comprised of two stories involving intimate and meaningful encounters through the lens of a "disconnected" yet perpetual, city in motion.

& Awards

Guadalajara FICG 2015
Ficcion Iberoamericana
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award Best Feature
Queens World Film Festival 2016
Best Feature Narrative
Cinema Tropical Awards 2017
Nominated Best U.S. Latino Film
San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Chicago Latino International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Cinefestival 2017
Official Selection
Festival de Cine de Zaragoza 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel MALDONADO
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel MALDONADO, Hector CAROSSO
    • Producer(s)
    • Ingrid MATIAS, Darren DEAN, Vanessa VERDUGA, Daniel MALDONADO
    • Synopsis
    • Part I. Inspired by actual events, “D,A & #1” is a lyrical portrait of a young Latino man with Asperger’s Syndrome, journeying through New York City's labyrinth-like subway system. Danny Perez (Jeremy Ray Valdez) has left home in search of autonomy from his family despite the city wide search for him. Through his observations, wanderings and quiet encounters, he discovers a subterranean world which proves unaffected, where connections are amiss among the multitude. It is in a chance meeting, that Danny makes a connection and realizes the path to his own truth home. In part II, “The Passenger” focuses more intimately on rare emotional connections made and their importance. Peppered in allegory, the story involves Gabriel (Jesus Ochoa), an older Ecuadorian driver from Queens, NY and his random encounter with Sze Wun (Angela Lin), a young Chinese woman who is stranded. While attempting to reconcile with his estranged daughter and listening to a championship soccer match he's bet “his life” upon, Gabriel offers the desperate woman a ride home to her sick child in New York City's Chinatown. This sets the stage for the events that follow in which their bonds are revealed despite linguistic and cultural barriers. Included within the two stories are interludes which serve as "windows" into a city in constant transit, where these stories are quietly unveiled.