Greenhouse, The

Director: Thomas Wilson-White
2021 | Australia | 97m
GENRE: Death/Dying | Drama | Gay | Lesbian | Mystery/Thriller | Parenting/Family | Queer | Relationships | Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy
SECTION: Closed Captioned | Narrative Features | Premieres | Streaming


Masterfully balancing gothic fantasy with stark and poignant reality, writer-director Thomas Wilson-White’s feature debut is a strikingly original and unpredictable modern queer fairy tale about the shatterproof bonds of family, and the pain of leaving the past behind in order to forge a new path ahead.

Beth (an outstanding Jane Watt) is finding it difficult to let go of the past, as she continues to grieve the loss of one of her mothers and is surprised by the unexpected return of an old girlfriend. The impending arrival of her three loving but dysfunctional adopted siblings at the lakeside property to commemorate the 60th birthday of their widowed mother Ruth (a heartbreaking Camilla Ah Kin) means facing even more buried and unexpressed sentiments Beth would rather keep below the surface. After making a startling discovery within the family home that makes it even easier to retreat into her memories, Beth becomes torn—literally—between the past and the present.


Preceded ByTeddy, a  What We Carry with Us  microdoc in honor of World Refugee Day.

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 1:30pm PDT Sun, Jun 20, followed by a Q&A.

Weaver’s Coffee & Tea

Australian Consulate-General San Francisco

Our Family Coalition, 
Curve Media, San Francisco Independent Film Festival

  • Premiere Status: North American