Coming Home

Technical Sergeant Jack Ward, and Senior Airman Danny Spiro wait out a delay at the airport on their last leg home from a long deployment overseas. While Sergeant Ward has been through all this before, Airman Spiro is dealing with the reality of returning home for the first time to a baby girl who doesn’t know him and a wife who may no longer need him.

  • Kevin A Kimball
    Director
    Kinker's Lament
  • Kevin A Kimball
    Writer
    Kinker's Lament
  • Joey Maxwell
    Producer
  • Allison Maxwell
    Producer
  • Reggie Peters
    Key Cast
    "SrA Danny Spiro"
  • Kevin A Kimball
    Key Cast
    "TSgt Jack Ward"
  • Fran Rafferty
    Key Cast
    "MSgt Marlowe Bruce, USA, Ret."
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Military
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New Film Makers Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    LA Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Cinematography Awards

    Semi-Finalist - Best Cinematography of a Short Film
Director Biography - Kevin A Kimball

Forever a New England kid, Kevin A. Kimball hails from the beautiful state of Maine, though now calls Jacksonville, FL home. An actor and model in his youth, he now yearns for the energy and looks afforded to him then. It was indeed a far simpler time.

Kevin left Maine at the ripe old age of 25 for an exciting, and stress-induced life in the military. In retrospect, the struggles to survive puberty became laughable as his mind and body slowly deteriorated over 9 years in service (I could tell you about this time, but then I’d have to… well, hope you laugh, I guess). Though his experiences are as varied and engaging as the countries he’s visited, Kevin discovered what it was all for in May of 2013 when his daughter was born.

Nearly two years later, Kevin opted to separate from the rank and file of secure government employment to become a poor college student(much easier done than said). Within the next three years, coupled with credits already accrued back in Maine (and South Dakota, but that’s another story), Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Film, and his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing.

Today, Kevin can be found exploring new stories and characters while waiting by the phone that’s perpetually silent (because it’s on vibrate as he appreciates the ever elusive peace and quiet… his daughter is 6, remember).

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Director Statement

This movie is very much dedicated to all of those vets who touched my life, past and present, and even those vets whom I continue to meet long after separation. I hope that I did you proud. This is my love letter to you guys, and I can't wait for you all to see it.