Midcoast Film and Arts award
ARPA award
Nodance award
Wilmington Independent Film Festival award
Cinequest award
River Run award
Our House - the documentary
Directed by Sevan Matossian
Produced by Bessie Morris and Greg Shields

"In this extraordinary direct-cinema non-fiction feature, a year in the life of three residents at a California supported-living facility is documented with startling directness and honesty.

"Winner of multiple awards but probably too raw for PBS, CBC or almost any other broadcaster, Our House strips the sugar-coating and politically-correct viewpoint away from the difficult realities of living and working with mentally and physically challenged individuals who sometimes simply don't want to behave, period. A bracing expose that dares to portray its subjects as real, un-idealized and utterly human, Our House is a verite revelation."
—Atlantic Film Festival (Nova Scotia)

Thunderbird award
Chicago award
Nashville award
Wine Country award
Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival
Golden Gate Film Festival

"Our House is a verite revelation"
Atlantic Film Festival

"Uniquely uncompromising view of the developmentally disabled."
— Variety, Scott Foundas

"..a powerful look into the world of individuals coping with mental and developmental disorders."
— Honourable Susan Brice
Minister of State for Mental Health and Addiction Services, Province of British Columbia

"Engrossing, raw and honest"
— Metro, San Jose Film Review

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"This film puts the majority of fictional depictions to utter shame.... You've never seen anything like it, and you surely couldn't write this stuff""
The Winston-Salem Journal, Mark Burger

"Surprising and Compelling”
— Santa Barabara News Press


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