World renowned futurist and inventor of the geodesic dome Buckminster Fuller was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century who’s become an icon of green-living, forward-thinking, and challenging the status quo. Based on the award-winning novel by Peter Bognanni, a recipient of the 2015 Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Grant, and a participant in the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW tells Fuller’s incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.
16 year old Sebastian has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she home schools him on the teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place.
But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian is taken in by a bible-banging single father from the suburbs (Nick Offerman) who's struggling to raise his sexually charged teenage daughter Meredith and son Jared, a chain-smoking, porn-obsessed, punk-loving 16 year old with a heart transplant. A shared desire to escape their respective bubbles leads Sebastian and Jared to form a punk band and soon Sebastian experiences all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll he’d been sheltered from.
With his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, this coming of age dramedy asks Sebastian to decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.
Writer and Director: Peter Livolsi
Producer: Tarik Karam
Producer/Actor: Ellen Burstyn
Actor: Nick Offerman