The Homecoming

Claire returns home to introduce her new fiance, Sean, who will soon be the first African American in the family. Trouble ensues as Sean is exposed to their cultural insensitivity, racism and hazing. Can their love endure this homecoming? Based on several true and exaggerated events.

  • Analisa Robertson
  • Analisa Robertson
  • Analisa Robertson
  • Bryn Berg
    Key Cast
    "Victoria "
  • John Chambers
    Key Cast
    "Kyle "
  • Kemo Coleman
    Key Cast
    "Sean "
  • Mary Jo McConnell
    Key Cast
    "Janie "
  • Phyllis Pastore
    Key Cast
    "Isabella "
  • Analisa Robertson
    Key Cast
  • MJ Roche
    Key Cast
  • Elana Safar
    Key Cast
  • Douglas A. Plomitallo
  • Barbara Robertson
    Production Designer
  • Christopher Russo
    Soundtrack Composer
  • John Siragusa
    Assistant Director / Gaffer
  • Wesley Ortiz
    Director of Photography
  • Jack Bradley
    Sound Recorder
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 7DMII, Atomos Shogun Flame
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Analisa Robertson

Analisa a performing and visual artist who is new to film making. She holds a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College and an MA in special Education from Fairfield University. She is both a theatre arts and special educator, teaching students with learning differences and special needs on stage and in the classroom.

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Director Statement

The Homecoming is an expose of a loving but complicated family that lacks social awareness and boundaries. It is a family that is both unable and unwilling to consider the feelings of others and the repercussions of their actions. Several true events are farcically exaggerated but the emotional confusion experienced when you love someone but despise their principles is authentically represented. The Homecoming also explores the spectrum of beliefs that can exist in a white household, how a lack of cultural exposure dictates beliefs, how a lack of sensitivity allows cultural appropriation without hesitation, the struggle to tolerate instead of advocate and the consequences of speaking out against the family.