The Family I Had

What appears at first to be an isolated incident of a 13-year-old boy killing his sister slowly dissolves into illuminating the anatomy of a family fraught with mental illness, intrafamily violence, addiction, love and fear.

Katie Green Katie Green
Co-Director, Producer

Co-directed first film The (Dead Mothers) Club (HBO, 2014) with Carlye Rubin who she also formed Smoke & Apple Films with to produce further projects. 

Carlye Rubin Carlye Rubin
Co-Director, Producer

After co-founding Smoke & Apple Films in 2011 with Katie, she made her directorial debut with The (Dead Mothers) Club, which broadcast on HBO in 2014.

Tina Grapenthin Tina Grapenthin
Editor, Producer

Assistant Editor on If a Tree Falls and Racing Dreams, and Editor on The Supreme Price (2014), this is Tina’s second collaboration with Carlye and Katie; their first film The... more»

Additional Credits

Marc Abrams (Executive Producer)

T. Griffin (Composer)

Rob Daly (Sound Mixer)

While documenting a family repeatedly rocked by tragedy, we strive to do so truthfully yet with dignity. Through archive, animation and dueling testimonies, viewers are left guessing who to believe.

Genre: Documentary