A Sort of Homecoming (film)
|A Sort of Homecoming|
|Directed by||Maria Burton|
|Produced by||Marcus Lyle Brown|
Yvette Marie Brown
|Written by||Lynn Reed|
|Music by||Andrew Morgan Smith|
|Edited by||Lai-San Ho|
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. It premiered March 14, 2015 at the Omaha Film Festival.
The protagonist, 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. 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."
- Michelle Clunie as Adult Amy
- Laura Marano as Young Amy
- Parker Mack as Nick
- Katherine McNamara as Rosa
- Kathleen Wilhoite as Annie
- Jaqueline Fleming as Val
- Lara Grice as Amy's mother
- Wayne Pére as Adam
- Ashlynn Ross as Melanie
- Shayne Topp as Dylan
- Morganna May as Susan Levine
- Lance E. Nichols as Hal
- Ritchie Montgomery as Amy's father
- Marcus Lyle Brown as Keith
- Jim Gleason as Bill Tarrity
- Neal Kodinsky as Victor
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.
After playing film festivals for most of 2015, A Sort of Homecoming was released digitally in the US by MarVista Entertainment.
Awards and nomination
|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
|2015||Remi Awards||Rising Actress||Laura Marano||Won|
|2015||Breckenridge Festival of Film||Best Supporting Actress||Kathleen Wilhoite||Won|
- Lynda Edwards, "Cue the Atmosphere", Lafayette Daily Advertiser, February 19, 2014
- Aaron Couch, "Katherine McNamara Joins Debate Drama", The Hollywood Reporter, January 30, 2014
- "Get a Sneak Peek of Laura Marano and Katherine McNamara in A Sort of Homecoming", Just Jared Jr., January 16, 2015
- Kristine Hope Kowalski, "Exclusive: Laura Marano Dishes on Her New Movie, 'A Sort of Homecoming' ", Twist Magazine, May 12, 2016
- Amanda Bedgood, "A Sort of Homecoming", The Ind, March 3, 2014
- "Film Review: A Sort of Homecoming | Hollywood News Source". hollywoodnewssource.com. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
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- Ng, Philiana. "2015 Announcing Best Actor and Actress Nominations for WorldFest-Houston 48th".
- "Breckenridge Film Festival – Breckenridge Film Festival". Breckenridge Film Festival. Retrieved 27 April 2016.