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Almost Home

Almost Home, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Kayla B Saunders, follows the story of one family in the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster of 2003. This short film tells the story of two family members of one of the (fictional) members on board the shuttle. Though six-year-old Abigail, with her wild imagination, fascination for all things cosmic, and playful spirit, desires nothing more than to be an astronaut like her mother, her grandfather, Robert, who is left to take care of her, struggles to keep a positive demeanor for his granddaughter. As he struggles internally with the loss of his daughter, he must decide whether or not he will break the news to his young granddaughter. However, this is also a story of family bonds; of triumphing over a great loss with even greater love, and of nurturing rather than discouraging a child’s imagination.

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Finalist - New York Flash Film Festival
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