Experiencing Interruptions?


'Homebound' is about soldier Daniel McClay. Daniel is unexpectedly sent home wounded. He returns home to his wife Rachel and their newborn daughter Hannah. However his return home is not a joyous one as he struggles to come to terms with what has happened to him. Rachel immediately notices that the man that went to war is not the man that has returned home.

Daniels health quickly deteriorates and he is later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Charles Millen
  • Charles MIllen
  • Charlotte Sayers
  • Neil Bishop
    Key Cast
  • Leila Ladhari
    Key Cast
  • Brendan Senden
  • Michael L Worrall
  • Dimitris Kordis
    Sound Design
  • Olivia Russell
    Make up Artist
  • Alex Nash
    Production Designer
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    27 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 24, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director - Charles Millen
Director Statement

It was important for me to write and direct this film as it is a story that I have been wanting to tell for a long time and I just needed the right cast and crew supporting me. I think it is an important story that needs to be told and is something that audiences need to see. The subject is very broad and there is a lot of scope for story telling. I focused on the family aspect and wanted to see how the dynamics of a family would work when you put something like post-traumatic stress disorder into the mix. The story is about Daniel, a husband and father but also a soldier. He returns home after being hit by an IED road side bomb. His wife and daughter are unaware of the struggles that they will face as a family as Daniel tries to come to terms with his near death experience. Instead of following a linear narrative of events, I wanted to highlight certain stages of PTSD from his return home, so Homebound follows the story of Daniel and Rachel’s struggle as time passes. I did this to try and keep the story engaging and not to become too repetitive in the actions of the characters so by putting it into a timeline of months it helps the narrative move along. Daniels character is very emotionally numb and this is a theme that runs throughout the film.