ONE BIG HOME

comes to Door County


 

One Big Home Documenatary Poster

On the tiny Island of Martha's Vineyard giant "trophy homes" are threatening the island's unique character. And for carpenter Thomas Bena, it bothered him a lot that he was helping to build them. So Bena traded his tool belt for a camera in an attempt to understand the motivation behind these oversized homes.

Bena had no idea where his filming efforts would take him. But after a decade of interviews with owners, builders, architects, planning officials, and local citizens, he realized he had a bigger story to tell.

"I decided I had to dig deeper than anger to have any meaningful effect on my local community," Bena says. "If a community doesn't take an active role in deciding its own destiny then the market will decide for them." So Bena helped lead a local effort in the town of Chilmark to pass a bylaw limiting house size. "I didn't know how to change local regulation," Bena says. "So I filmed the process of someone with no experience (me) trying to do so."

One Big Home Documenatary Poster

"A community gets to decide their own destiny– and if they don’t take an active role then the market will decide for them."
-Thomas Bena, Director


 

One Big Home Still Photo Richard Toyne Architect
One Big Home Still Photo Richard Toyne Architect
One Big Home Still Photo Richard Toyne Architect

Still Photos courtesy of ONE BIG HOME and Elephant in the Room Productions.


  Environmental Design Studio is pleased to sponsor screenings of ONE BIG HOME

at the following locations in Door County:


Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County

10341 Water Street  (Hwy 42)  Ephraim


 Friday June 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Trueblood Performing Arts Center

870 Main Road   Washington Island


 Additional screenings are being planned for other Door County locations for Spring and Summer 2017. Stay tuned!

For more information on the film and to watch a trailer please visit

ONE BIG HOME