Home  (2014)

The increased need for care of an aging parent causes a young successful couple's real problems to start to surface. As they struggle to express their discontent, they can find all the words except the ones they really need. 


Directed and Written by David Bradburn

Director of Photography: Joel McGinty

Executive Producers: Helen Caldwell & Mike Krukowski

In Association with Canal Productions


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This is not the first time that a short film, even the few that trickle our way here at Strangers, has managed to marry simple drama with complex and subtle production values but Home reeks of solid, determined directorial influence – quite simply better directorial influence than we’re used to seeing, even on the relatively manageable small stage of the short short.  Strangers in Cinema


The strong emotions depicted by the father were truly well executed, even through his paralysis his eyes and mouth twitch uncontrollably. Everyone has felt the need to jump out of their own skin, the viewer can sympathies with father very easily. And realize that some problems aren’t as big as they seem to be, or could be worse.  Fraking Films


Tom McElroy

Tom jumped in to the biz with both feet back in 1993 and has not looked back. He has appeared in more than 40 independent short films, and several feature length films including The Dark Knight, Fallen Souls, and What If. Television credits include episodes of  Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, Early Edition,  and Prison Break (recurring as Rev. Mailor). His Chicago stage experience includes performances at The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Writer's Theatre, Baliwick, Theatre on the Lake, Timeline and Eclipse theatres (including three Jeff Award winning productions - "Another Part Of The Forest" – Eclipse, and "Hauptman" and The Farnsworth Invention” - TimeLine). He also performs in live industrial shows, industrial film (including two award-winning productions for Sears), commercials and voice over. Tom and his lovely wife Sally enjoy their children, their grandchildren, their extended families, reading together, film, trips and entertaining with friends.

Jacob Moore

Jacob Moore has been an entertainment professional for over a decade. During that time, highlights include a principal role for Discovery Channel‘s Fields of Valor series, stuntwork  in the ‘Powers’ pilot for FX and work with Ron Howard in ‘The Dilemma’. Additional credits include work for Cheez-It, BP, Dunkin’ Donuts, NBC, Kenmore, Cisco, among dozens of others. He has trained with legendary casting director, Jane Alderman, Second City great, Michael Gellman and voiceover guru Marice Tobias. Jacob is also the founder of NoStigmas.org, a non-profit organization advocating for mental health equality.

Lindsay Rathert

Lindsay received her bachelor's degree in Theatre from Northwestern University in 2008. Since then, she has been working professionally on-camera in both Chicago and Los Angeles; while in LA, Lindsay also worked in Acquisitions and Development at Paramount Vantage. In addition to acting, she co-owns Burnt Sugar Productions, an independent production company here in Chicago.

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