New Trailer for BE HOME SOON

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Trailer for Be Home Soon The latest from Shirley Thompson Editorial… a new trailer for a gorgeous film by Bay Area Filmmaker Melissa Howden, called BE HOME SOON. A man who would become a saint: Rev. Frederick B. “Ted” Howden, Jr., a small town minister from New Mexico, leaves his wife and three small children to volunteer as an Army Chaplain in 1941. He’s halfway around the world in the Philippines when World War Two erupts…only his letters home survive.

His sacrifice becomes the sacrifice of three generations of his family, and sparks a granddaughter’s quest to learn the truth about the grandfather she never knew. From the Bataan Death March to a Japanese POW camp, a filmmaker follows an emotional roadmap across generations and retraces history and her grandfather’s final days. More about this film at Trailer written and edited by Shirley Thompson.


Documentary editor with a heart of gold. Seasoned PBS documentary editor, writer, producer and story consultant, specializing in social issue films with a bent towards changing the world.

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