Home By Christmas (2010)

Home By Christmas
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Foreign, Historical, Biopic
Keywords biopic, historical, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sue Rogers Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Gaylene Preston Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alun Bollinger Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Paul Sutorius Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nigel Hutchinson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Gaylene Preston Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martin Henderson Actor n/a 1 1000002
Tony Barry Actor n/a 1 1000003
Tina Cleary Actor n/a 1 1000004
Gaylene Preston Director n/a 2 2000001
Chelsie Preston-Crayford Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Gaylene Preston was always keen to ask her father Ed about his experiences in WW2, when he was part of ANZAC campaigns in North Africa and Italy. Though he proved reluctant to talk about that time, she finally managed to tape rather extensive interviews with him in 1990, shortly before his death. These tapes create the framework for the recreated scenes of Ed's experience in an attempt to convey the realities of one man's war and, by extension, illuminate a collective history. Defeat in the Egyptian desert meant Ed spent years in a POW camp, while back home his wife gave birth to their son in his absence. Domestic life is depicted here too, with Preston's mother Tui coping with a newborn child and the loneliness she endures when her husband is declared missing.