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Exclusive: Clip From Award-Winning Indie Film 'Homecoming'

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 4, 2011 4:49 AM
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There are many up-and-coming independent movies that strive to make an impression upon the filmmaking community, but only a few actually do stand out from the pack. Writer and director Sean Hackett has been working in the industry for a little while now. He's paid his dues working on a few high-profile features over the past couple of years, including "Zodiac" and "Cyrus" as an intern and an assistant respectively, and now he's looking to break out big with his directorial debut film entitled "Homecoming."

The production stars "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes" actress Brea Grant with a cast that includes Colleen Camp, John Robinson, Tom Fox-Davies, Kimberly Stewart as well as Hackett himself. It is the story of Estelle Szymanski, an Army medic in search of fun while on leave in her hometown of Celebration, Florida. With her directionless yet noble friends tagging along, she reveals hidden fears about her lonely mother and finds more than she expected from her homecoming celebrations.

"Homecoming" is an About the Logo production that recently won the US/International Best Narrative Film at the AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest. Below we have the first clip from the independent feature. The comedy-drama gives a different perspective on what life is like for those who serve for our country and how difficult it can be to readjust. Hackett and company have crafted a wonderful film which encompasses the complex emotions of something that quite a few friends and families have to deal with, year after year. If you want to find out more information about the film, be sure to check out the official "Homecoming" website or follow the production on Twitter. Sean Hackett's "Homecoming" currently has no exact theatrical release date, but you can help. Click on the link here to Demand "Homecoming" to be screened in your town. --Melissa Molina

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  • Justin | June 8, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    Was one of the lucky folks to get a seat at the KC Film Fest for this screening. Excellent story, great characters, and a relatable theme: home. Rock State!

  • Jen | June 7, 2011 9:45 AMReply

    Can't wait to see this in LA!

  • Katie GERSCH | June 7, 2011 2:05 AMReply

    I am so happy to see the amazing response and so proud to have been apart of the amazing crew/family that made it come together. Brea, Sean, Tom, and Kimberly are all amazing in this scene and I can't wait for the world to see more!

  • John | June 6, 2011 12:28 PMReply

    This is the kinda cinema that makes my pants tight. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD.

  • Paul | June 5, 2011 10:32 AMReply

    Nice! I've been looking forward to this film ever since I heard Brea Grant was in it. Thanks for sharing PlayList.

  • Lucas McNelly | June 5, 2011 1:13 AMReply

    Nice to see such a fantastic film get some much-deserved press. Can't wait till this hits theaters

  • Albie Bach | June 4, 2011 9:56 AMReply

    Wow! Looks awesome! Who's the sexy british guy?

  • Nicholas Anthony | June 4, 2011 9:50 AMReply

    Very nice clip....looking forward to seeing Homecoming in a theater

  • Kath | June 4, 2011 9:33 AMReply

    When is it coming to LA? ;)

  • Abe | June 4, 2011 8:20 AMReply

    Love it when Low Budget Indies are getting noticed on PL / IndieWire. Homecoming looks good, hope it gets Distriubution / Into Festivals.

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