House of Tomorrow: Livolsi’s Tale of Adolescence, Starring Ellen Burstyn and Asa Butterfield

Written and directed by Peter Livolsi and produced by Tarik Karam (The Reader) and Danielle Renfrew Behrens, The House of Tomorrow is the screen version of Peter Bognanni’s best-selling novel of the same name.

The film stars Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Maude Apatow, and Michaela Watkins.

Burstyn and Offerman also serve as executive producers for this movie.

The House of Tomorrow tells the story of a sheltered teen raised inside a geodesic dome who befriends a rebellious kid and forms a punk band to escape an oppressive grandmother, an overprotective father, and the legacy of renowned futurist Buckminster Fuller.

Sebastian Prendergast, age 16, has spent most of his life with his Nana in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller. She hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fuller’s torch and make the world a better place.

When a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared, a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed teenager with a heart transplant, who lives in the suburbs with his bible-thumping single father Alan and teenage sister Meredith.

Sebastian and Jared form a band. However, with his Nana’s dreams, his first real friendship, and church talent show at stake, he must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or somebody else entirely.