Tom and Jean Gaunt recorded a StoryCorps interview in Indianapolis, Indiana, in partnership with The New Teacher Project and Indianapolis Teaching Fellows. The interview entitled “Good Morning Mr. President” picks up where the film left off. Listen as Jean shares her second career and lifelong passion to become a teacher. After getting her Masters Degree Jean chose to work as a fourth grade Indianapolis Public School teacher for academically challenged youth. Jean shared that teaching had been a lifelong interest she put off while raising a family. At 55 years old, though, she realized that her experience raising their children and foster children was a crucial asset in her goal of becoming a teacher. Read the article or Click Here To Listen.
On Mother’s Day of 2011, A PLACE CALLED HOME made its national cable-television premiere on the Documentary Channel and was seen by subscribers of dish NETWORK (Ch.197) and DIRECTV (Ch.267).
The historic Gaunt Home was featured on the TV Program IF WALLS COULD TALK on the Home & Garden Channel. “Jean and Tom Gaunt of Indianapolis, Indiana shared the secrets of Warren Tate, the man with a short temper and quick trigger finger that lived in their sprawling home.” The airdate was October 25th at 7pm/8pm in 2010.
A PLACE CALLED HOME makes it’s On Demand cable television premiere on Heartland On Demand (Channel 627) for Bright House Networks Digital Cable. the film was made available to subscribers between 2008-2010. Heartland On Demand is a free channel dedicated to bringing the best of the last 20 years of Heartland Film Festival movies.
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and Bright House Networks teamed up to create a digital On Demand channel like no other. A PLACE CALLED HOME, other Crystal Heart Award winners and Official Selections (the films that audiences just can’t get enough of during the Festival each October) were screened regularly here.
Tom and Jean Gaunt gave the keynote address and showed clips from the film for The System of Care Conference. Later, their adopted son Christopher joined them in a break session discussing his adoption and the importance of permanency in his life and the lives of his brothers and sisters.
In 2006 A PLACE CALLED HOME won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film in the Documentary category and the Hoosier Lens Award at The Indianapolis International Film Festival.
On Thanksgiving Day A PLACE CALLED HOME made its television (PBS) premiere and continued to be re-broadcast from 2005 through 2007.
Jean Gaunt was named ‘Mother of the Month of December 2005’ by www.INDYKIDZONE.com an online family magazine.
Tom & Jean Gaunt received a ‘Foster Parenting Award’ from the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis on May 13th, 2005.
In 2004 A Place Called Home debuted at the Heartland Film Festival and won a Crystal Heart Award. The film also received a 2nd Place for Best Documentary at the International Family Film Festival, an Honorable Mention Award at the ReelHeART International Film Festival and is screened at over 20 film festival nationally and internationally.