SYNOPSIS

This film will be a true story.

Children Without Parents is a work of autobiographical fiction, where the filmmaker Casey Puccini explores his relationship with his brazen siblings in the days right after their father’s suicide. The orphaned adults soon enter into a match of emotional destruction, targeting each other’s insecurities, and channeling the worst of their posthumous father’s personality. Puccini plays himself in this heartfelt pre-enactment, revealing the destructive underbelly of family dynamics.

KIND WORDS

” [A] daring work of autobiographical fiction” – Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center

“Family values finally being supported by an independent filmmaker… seriously hope more folks see this wonderful, and quite emotional film.” – Chris Sullivan , Filmmaker

“Heartfelt and funny” – Kevin Scott, Torontoist

“It’s honest, funny, and isn’t afraid to show the purity in characters, especially when they’re at their worst.” – Sean Cunningham, Filmmaker

“Part Mumblecore, Part DIY filmmaking, “Children Without Parents” reminds me of “The Brothers McMullen”, but slyer with quirkier dysfunctional siblings.” – Shannonn Kelly, ReelHeart International Film Festival

“A miserable joy to watch.” – Frank V. Ross, Filmmaker

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