As part of ABC’s annual “Home for the Holidays” campaign and in support of Disney’s company-wide “Heroes Work Here” initiative, designed to hire, train and support returning veterans, ABC will honor our military veterans with several new elements this year by premiering five short films written, directed, and produced by U.S. Veterans highlighting the creative work from our military servicemen and women.
Five talented U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry were selected to create digital short films which will be thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home this holiday season. As part of the initiative, these five U.S. Veteran storytellers and their short films will be mentored throughout the creative process by experienced creative teams from some of ABC’s most successful series.
In addition to the five digital short films, “Home for the Holidays” will continue its tradition in welcoming our veterans’ home through holiday greetings from some of ABC’s biggest names. This year, the Grammy award-winning country-pop group, Lady Antebellum, will record a cover of “Celebrate Me Home,” which will be the official anthem of ABC’s “Home for the Holidays.”
Watch The Short Films:
by SERGEANT DONRE WALKER
Donre Walker's heartwarming, emotional story celebrates the power of hope starring Tamala Jones (Castle).
Featuring music composed by Gabriel Mann
by CAPTAIN REBECCA MURGA
Rebecca’s film tells the heartwarming story of a little girl who writes a letter to Santa. She is angry at Santa because every Christmas she doesn’t get what she asks for. This year, the only thing she wants is for her mother, who is deployed to Afghanistan, to come back home for Christmas.
Featuring music composed by Blake Neely