US/International Best Narrative Feature at 2011 AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Fest Best Actress: Brea Grant at 2011 FirstGlance Film Festival (Philadelphia) Best Florida Project at 2011 Central Florida Film Festival Special Jury Award at 2011 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 1st Runner Up at 2011 Vegas Cinefest 2011 25 New Faces: Gingger Shankar at Filmmaker Magazine's Grand Cinema Series in Tacoma July 2011 Featured Selection at Film Courage Interactive Opening Night Feature at 2011 Spirit Quest Film Festival Official Selection at 2011 Flyway Film Festival Official Selection at 2011 Gig Harbor Film Festival Official Selection at 2011 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival Official Selection at 2011 Sidewalk Film Festival




Homecoming 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.



About the Clip

During Army Specialist Estelle Szymanski's (Brea Grant) 18-day leave, her mother (Colleen Camp) decides to celebrate all the holidays they have missed together. In this clip, Estelle and her feckless friends (Tom Fox Davies, Sean Hackett) meet a high school acquaintance (Kimberly Stewart) while shopping for "Christmas."

Estelle rips the bandaid off.

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What the press is saying …

A surprisingly assured debut, Hackett's film captures a soldier's story with a gentleness and grace that allows the experience of the individual to feel much bigger. - Kate Erbland, Gordon and the Whale

"Writer/Director Sean Hackett scratches (or finds) that hard-to-reach filmmaking place where the storytelling feels effortless." - Phil Pirrello, IGN Movies

"…every once in awhile there's a truly independent film [like Sean Hackett's Homecoming] that pops out of nowhere that deserves as much attention [as the star-studded films]." - Melissa Molina,

"Insightful, sensitive and highly entertaining ... 'Homecoming' strikes a unique chord seldom heard in coming of age films."; "I can so relate to this … an excellent movie!" - Cynthia Haines, NPR

"Sean Hackett's Drama 'Homecoming' is a beautiful film …" - Lucas McNelly, Filmmaker Magazine

"... a moving, thoughtful look at three 20-somethings whose lives have stalled ..." - Dan Lybarger, KCActive

"[Sean Hackett's] off to a great start." - Dave Richards, Erie Times News

"I thought it was great!" - Ramsey Mohsen, Digital Evolution Group