INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS, OUR STORY IS A HEARTFELT & AUTHENTIC TRIBUTE TO A REAL BROTHERHOOD.
The official trailer for Mission: Welcome Home, a short film about a tight-knit group of Marines, with orders to throw the perfect welcome home party. Inspired by the true story of few good men.
Kat Croft, Writer and Director writes “I wrote this story immediately after I returned from my lifelong friend’s funeral. Msg. Thomas Saunders and I grew up together in military families (our dads are best friends). In the Spring of 2015, Tom was on a training mission with 6 of his brothers-in-arms when their helicopter went down. At Tom’s funeral I met such an amazing variety of people who promised to carry on his memory. His service was packed with servicemen from all branches of the Military and as heavy metal and punk rock blew the doors off the funeral’s reception, I saw an entirely different side of grief that inspired me to write Mission: Welcome Home.”
This is a story about a dedication that never ends. Brothers-in-arms, who serve together, share an unbreakable bond and loyal dedication to each other. It’s what carries them through life’s toughest moments. Marine Raiders have a motto which they live by, and that sums up the theme of our film:
“ALWAYS FAITHFUL, ALWAYS FORWARD.”
AN AUTHENTIC TRIBUTE
Many films in Hollywood heavily feature the explosiveness of combat, the brotherhood of combat and the, sometimes tragic, mental aftermath of living a life in combat. This story is different. Kat wanted to make a film that shows a unique side of the military life that is rarely seen. The story is based on the real-life warmth and struggle of brotherhood, one that many people currently serving in the military will connect with.
Mission Welcome Home offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of Special Operations Marines as they prepare to throw a welcome home party for one of their most loved brothers-in-arms. The story is set in the minutes before Staff Sargent Sean Thomas arrives home from his deployment and it’s up to the group to fulfill Sean’s request for the perfect party.
Starring: Roger Wayne, Ryan Homchick, Kristina Teschner, Almerry Martins and Jimi Stanton
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Directed by Kat Croft
Cinematography by Ayana Baraka
Edited by Julie Yuen
Written by Kat Croft
Inspired by MSgt Thomas Saunders
Made in honor of our Veterans.