A PLACE CALLED HOME is the heartwarming true story of one family’s struggle to adopt nine children in the face of overwhelming odds. Five years in the making, A PLACE CALLED HOME is a documentary filled with the joy and pain that can often accompany the adoption process. After reading a Mother’s Day newspaper article, Baby Boomers Tom and Jean (of Indianapolis, Indiana) decided to wave goodbye to their four year-old empty nest and attempt the second largest sibling group adoption in United States history. As the story unfolds, we learn of the abuse the children suffered at the hands of their stepfather and watch as they prepare for a possible new life with Tom and Jean. Sensitive and affectionate in its portrayal, the film chronicles the evolution of the adoption from moments of doubt to moments of hope and triumph giving viewers a rare glimpse into the emotional bonding of two families.
A PLACE CALLED HOME screened at numerous international film festivals winning a Crystal Heart Award at The Heartland Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Feature at the Indianapolis International Film Festival, premiered on PBS and recently aired on The Documentary Channel. The film is now available to watch for free at www.aplacecalledhomemovie.com.
Directed & Produced by Thomas C. Gaunt
Cinematographer & Editor Thomas C. Gaunt
- Music by Joseph Tricoli & Sharks and Seals / Theme Song by Travis Marlette
GAUNT FILMS / At The ROOTS Films
- Television Premiere: PBS
- Distributors: IndieReign.com / The AV Cafe
Visit the official website for more details. www.aplacecalledhomemovie.com
TELEVISION COVERAGE: Television Premiere – PBS
TELEVISION COVERAGE: Film Festival Premiere – Heartland Film Festival