“The House of Tomorrow” Feature Film

“The House of Tomorrow” is a feature-length movie by director Peter Livolsi, producers Tarik Karam and Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and executive producers Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman.


The film was shot at the 8 dome complex of Tessa Hill & Dennis Odin Johnson in North Branch, Minnesota. Their company, Natural Spaces Domes, designs, manufactures and constructs geodesic domes, operating out of their North Branch facility.

The House of Tomorrow was filmed during July 2016 in various parts of 4 domes on the North Branch property along with other sites in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul. The movie uses the domes for spectacular backdrops to the main characters in the film. The vast acreage provided space for 8 – 10 trailers used for production offices, dressing rooms, wardrobes, set furniture, props, along with space for 2 large tents for food prep and dining and the scores of cars used by the 40 to 50 person production crew, stars, and extras.

The House of Tomorrow Is Now Available!

The movie is now available on DVD and BluRay online at Amazon.com and online/in-store at many retail stores. (Target, Best Buy, Etc.)

Also available as online digital HD (Netflix, Amazon, GooglePlay, Etc.) and also one demand through your cable company.

Previous Showings

5/18/2018
Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills – Austin
UA High Ridge 8 – Albuquerque

5/25/2018
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema – Atlanta
Regal Fox Tower Stadium 10 – Portland
Landmark – Denver
Shattuck Cinemas – Berkeley
Opera Plaza – San Francisco
Landmark Lagoon Cinema – Minneapolis

7/6/2018
Landmark Ken Cinema – San Diego

8/8/2018
North Branch Cinema – North Branch, MN

The Film’s first premier was April 8th, 2017

At the San Francisco International Film Festival in the S.F. Museum of Modern Art Theatre. Showings were held at additional film festivals in New York City, Chicago, Austin, TX, Tokyo, and Napa Valley, CA during 2017.

Read the First Review!

“The House of Tomorrow”: Asa Butterfield anchors an exemplary cast (Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn, and Alex Wolff) in a heartwarming feature about inventive minds and quirky families and friends. “House of Tomorrow” is a compassionate and funny coming-of-age tale about a teen (Butterfield) living cloistered away with his grandma (Burstyn) in a landmark eco-home and the unanticipated bond he develops with a volatile heart transplant recipient (Wolff) who loves punk rock music. Quite simply, it’s one of the best YA novel-adapted films I’ve seen..(April 8, SFMOMA; April 9, Dolby; April 13, SFMOMA)

By RANDY MYERS, CORRESPONDENT | Mercury News, Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: March 30, 2017 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: March 30, 2017 at 12:39 pm 

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“Movie based on the novel The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni. This coming of age tale pairs a homeschooled boy raised on the wisdom of Buckminster Fuller and a recent heart transplant recipient. The release date for this movie is in 2018.” – August 31, 2017, Article By 

The House of Tomorrow stars Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, and Maude Apatow.

 

Ellen Burstyn, award-winning actress, stars as the grandmother who homeschooled her grandson for 10 years in her dome, teaching him in the philosophy of Bucky Fuller.

Nick Offerman (without his trademark mustache and beard) with Tessa Hill, on the movie set, inside Tessa’s dome.

Maude Apatow, Asa Butterfield, Tessa Hill, and Alex Wolff – on the movie site in North Branch, Minnesota.

 

 

Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolfe talking to director Peter Livolsi with the production crew waiting for direction.

Asa Butterfield trying some Minnesota Tater-Tot Hot Dish with Ellen Burstyn (in the background reading between takes)

The main living room of Tessa Hill and Dennis Johnson’s “Bear Creek Dome” where, in the opening scenes from the “House of Tomorrow” movie, we watch young star Asa Butterfield repel down the outside of the 33′ high dome, walking on the glass skylights.


Here are some of the press releases involving “The House of Tomorrow”:

“The House of Tomorrow”
Roger Ebert | rogerebert.com | 4/27/2018

“Locally-made Film to Open Soon”
Chisago County Press | www.chisagocountypress.com | 3/30/2018

“Premiere boards Asa Butterfield dramedy ‘The House Of Tomorrow’ (exclusive)”
Jeremy Kay | screendaily.com | 2/15/2018

The House of Tomorrow: Behind the Script with Peter Livolsi”
Cheryl Laughlin | scriptmag.com | 12/12/2017

“Reception And Film Aim To Preserve Dome In Woods Hole”
The Falmouth Enterprise | capenews.net | 7/28/2017

“Punk Meets Philosophy in ‘The House of Tomorrow'”
Bernard Boo | popmatters.com | 4/17/2017

“‘The House of Tomorrow’: Film Review | San Francisco 2017”
Sheri Linden | hollywoodreporter.com | 4/8/2017

“Asa Butterfield Learns About Alex Wolff in ‘House of Tomorrow’ Clip (Exclusive Video)”
Ashley Lee | hollywoodreporter.com | 4/5/2017

“Nick Offerman, Ellen Burstyn film “The House of Tomorrow” in Minnesota”
Tracy Mumford | mprnews.com | 7/27/2016

“St. Paul writer’s second novel was a big surprise”
StarTribune

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