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Film is released on June 9th

Available online, cable, satellite, and disc media

U.S and Canada

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Our Story

The 93rd Bomb Group was arguably the most decorated, most traveled and most effective bomb group of WWII. Helping to cripple Hitler's Europe from the air, they executed some of the most daring bombing raids of the war. Along with the group's rich history, sons, daughters and grandchildren travel to England and explore the 93rd's long forgotten air base - Hardwick.

The making of Return To Hardwick has truly been an independent endeavor.  The combination of a curious grandson of a World War II veteran and a legendary bomb group produced an energetic movie-making team to rival any Hollywood studio!  Financial backing for the film wasn't done over crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo but instead, money was donated from veterans and family members who wanted to take the 93rd's story public.

To learn more about how this production came to be and the people behind it, please click below.

Our Narrator

Hollywood actor Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, HBO's WW II series Band of Brothers) sparked a deep interest in the Return To Hardwick story.  He provided an on camera introduction and voiceover for the film.  Michael has attended screenings around the country and will help promote the film upon it's summer release on VOD.  -  please see clips below.


Press & Events



During most of 2019, producing partners Frankenbite Productions and The 93rd Bomb Group Association took Return To Hardwick on the road.   The main focus was to theatrically screen the film at educational institutions like museums and also film festivals.  The opportunity to meet and talk with people that were either connected to the war in some way or just a history buff was a great experience.

Where Have We Screened?

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Norwich, England / June 12, 2019

The Northeast Mountain Film Festival

Dillard, Georgia / June 15th, 2019

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Savannah, Georgia / June 16th, 2019

The Military Heritage Museum

Punta Gorda, Florida / June 29th, 2019

Commemorative Air Force: Minnesota Wing

St. Paul, Minnesota / July 13th, 2019

Empire State Aerosciences Museum

(screening at) Scotia Cinema

Scotia, New York / July 27th & 28th, 2019

GQT Capital 8 Cinemas

Jefferson City, Missouri / August 11th, 2019

DOCUTAH Film Festival

St. George, Utah / September 3rd & 5th, 2019

Royal Starr Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Royal Oaks, Michigan / September 6th, 2019

Twin Tiers Film Festival

Winner: Best Cinematography Feature

Norwich, New York / September 20th, 2019

New Ulm Film Festival

New Ulm, Minnesota / September 27th, 2019

Emerge Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary Feature

Lewiston, Main / September 5th, 2019

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Nominated: Rotary "Service above Self" Award

Chagrin Falls, Ohio / September 6th, 2019

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan / October 11th, 2019

The Museum of Flight

Seattle, Washington / October 26th, 2019

Kansas International Film Festival

Overland Park, Kansas / November 9th, 2019

Planes of Fame

Chino, California / November 16th, 2019

Reel East Texas Film Festival

Nominated: Best Director Documentary Feature

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature

Kilgore, Texas / November 16th, 2019

Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes

Nominated: Best Documentary Film

Cannes, French Riviera / November 25th, 2019

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York / December 7th, 2019

Military Heritage Museum

Punta Gorda, FL / January 24th, 2020

Midway Multicultural Music & Film Festival

Midway, UT / February 1st, 2020

North Europe International Film Festival

London, UT / February 17th, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona, AZ / February 23rd & 25th, 2020


Percentage of proceeds are donated to the 93rd Bomb Group Association

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