Come Home follows the story of Andrew, a British solider.
After returning from Afghanistan and spending time in a military prison, he sets off on a personal journey, a string of consciousness, as his thoughts and problems flow through him, he is desperately trying to find someone to talk to or connect with.
I was inspired to make this film after seeing another short which was set along similar lines. I felt that this other films focus was far too narrow and its representation of soldiers as violent outcasts was morally repugnant and lazy film making.
I’m really happy with how many of the performances turned out, especially Erica Medley as the wife of Andrew.
The film is currently being screened at festivals across the world, including:
Loch Ness Film Festival - Inverness
Buxton Film Festival - Commendation
Minghella Film Festival - Isle of Wight
Deep Fried Film Festival - Lanarkshire
Star and Shadow - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Saltaire Film Festival - Yorkshire
Goggleheads - Reading
The Cut - Birmingham
Warrington Film Festival