A Sort of Homecoming (film)

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A Sort of Homecoming
A Sort of Homecoming (film) 2015 poster.jpeg
film poster
Directed byMaria Burton
Written byLynn Reed
Produced byMarcus Lyle Brown
Yvette Marie Brown
StarringMichelle Clunie
Laura Marano
Parker Mack
Katherine McNamara
Kathleen Wilhoite
CinematographyArlene Nelson
Edited byLai-San Ho
Susan Vaill
Music byAndrew Morgan Smith
Release date
  • March 14, 2015 (2015-03-14)
CountryUnited States

A Sort of Homecoming is an American drama film directed by Maria Burton and starring Katherine McNamara, Laura Marano, Parker Mack, Michelle Clunie and Kathleen Wilhoite.[1][2] It premiered March 14, 2015 at the Omaha Film Festival.


Amy Hartington returns to her home town in Louisiana from her career in New York City upon request of her high school debate coach. In flashbacks, she recalls her senior year, the politics surrounding debate competitions and her relationship with Nick (Parker Mack), her debate partner.[3] Laura Marano told Twist Magazine, "At the core of it, A Sort of Homecoming is about this character finding herself, not only with her support system, but within herself."[4]



Production for the film began in February 2014 and spanned much of the spring of that year. While a few scenes were shot in New Orleans, the majority were shot in Lafayette, Louisiana, hometown of the writer and producers.[5]


After playing film festivals for most of 2015, A Sort of Homecoming was released digitally in the United States by MarVista Entertainment.[6]

Awards and nomination[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Refs
2012 WorldFest Houston Screenplay - Dramatic Original Lynn Reed Nominated
2015 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles Best Director for Narrative Feature Maria Burton Won
2015 Omaha Film Festival Best Feature Maria Burton & Lynn Reed 2nd place
2015 Remi Awards Rising Actress Laura Marano Won [7]
2015 Breckenridge Festival of Film Best Supporting Actress Kathleen Wilhoite Won [8]


  1. ^ Lynda Edwards, "Cue the Atmosphere", Lafayette Daily Advertiser, February 19, 2014
  2. ^ Aaron Couch, "Katherine McNamara Joins Debate Drama", The Hollywood Reporter, January 30, 2014
  3. ^ "Get a Sneak Peek of Laura Marano and Katherine McNamara in A Sort of Homecoming", Just Jared Jr., January 16, 2015
  4. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski, "Exclusive: Laura Marano Dishes on Her New Movie, 'A Sort of Homecoming' ", Twist Magazine, May 12, 2016
  5. ^ Amanda Bedgood, "A Sort of Homecoming", The Ind, March 3, 2014
  6. ^ "Film Review: A Sort of Homecoming | Hollywood News Source". hollywoodnewssource.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  7. ^ Ng, Philiana. "2015 Announcing Best Actor and Actress Nominations for WorldFest–Houston 48th".
  8. ^ "Breckenridge Film Festival – Breckenridge Film Festival". Breckenridge Film Festival. Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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