In The House I Keep, lead character Nicole grapples with her day, six weeks after suffering a miscarriage. What lies beneath a thin veneer of normality is a rage and sorrow that isolates and warps. She struggles to come to terms with the loss of something that was, but never was. Something that she alone felt was real.
The film looks at the war between her internal and external life, and come to understand the conflicts that have plagued her recovery. What is remarkable about this day is that she stumbles upon a curious symbol of hope that will ultimately lead her back to peace.
A graduate of Toronto, Canada’s Ryerson Theater School, Aaron Jhene Erwin starred in the feature film The Fishing Trip. She played a supporting lead in the Family Channel's M.O.W. Night of the Twisters, the lead in Janice Gambles story on CBC’s The Scales of Justice, and a series regular in Nancy Drew for New Line Television and Liberty Street for the CBC.
Erwin is also a writer and published poet. Her poetry landed her a demo deal with EMI London collaborating with DJ Wai Wan. She has independently released two spoken word CDs. The single That Kind of Boy, was chosen for Ars Novas Hottest Independent Artists: Electronic/Dance, CD and These Thoughts hit the top 20 on American Idol Underground. She has contributed to the The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Still Birth Series and has begun her own blog, "Dig Deep. Finish Well," after the recent passing of her beloved husband.
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