One family agreed to have their home rigged with 35 remote controlled cameras and microphones for three months. The result is an extraordinary portrait of the ups and downs of ordinary life and a no holds barred view of the dynamics and universal themes of family life. The love, laughter, tears and tensions that define their lives are laid bare as the story unfolds. The Family may be about one family but its stories will touch us all...and make us reflect on our own lives.
Dan Angelo, Mum Josephine, and their three boys David (20), Stefan (18) and Adrian (14) live in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Over eight weeks, we watch their lives unfold, from exam results to birthday parties, from pizza nights to Christmas celebrations: the stuff of everyday life. By allowing such intimate filming of their lives, the Cardamones also reveal all that is behind the ordinary. The emotions, the tensions, the strengths and the weaknesses that shape the way we behave. It's not always pretty, but it's real.