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RETURN BUT NO ESCAPE FILM RELEASED
(Space Coast, FL) “Return But No Escape” is a short film that deals with the increasing problem of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as experienced by returning war veterans. Recent homicides, suicides and drug cases involving combat war veterans have been attributed to the possibility of the veteran suffering from PTSD. The film’s goal is to shed light on the symptoms of PTSD as experienced by those who are inflicted with the condition. The intention of the film is to demonstrate the symptoms of PTSD as experienced in real life situations by those suffering with it.
“Return But No Escape” hits home for producer, writer and cinematographer Jeff Heiser who has firsthand knowledge of the condition witnessed through himself, family and close military friends. Jeff teamed with Director and Producer, Kevin Shah to create a short film that demonstrates that even after a safe return from the world of combat stress and war, military personnel might seem fine, but are really broken on the inside having been traumatized through the harsh realities of war. These returning heroes are strong; however, need help as they readjust to an everyday life without the stress, harshness, and constant traumas of war.
“Return But No Escape” is a story about Justin a combat veteran returning home from a deployment in Afghanistan. He safely returns home to a loving, beautiful wife named Becky, and a young daughter named Emma. Becky cannot understand why her husband does not seem the same as he was before being deployed. The story ventures into Justin’s mind as he suffers from the symptoms of PTSD. The film demonstrates a family’s struggle with the effects of war, both internally and externally, as it depicts a realistic portrayal of an individual and family suffering from PTSD.
The film was shot on location along the Florida Space Coast, also known as the defense coast (due to the presence of various Department of Defense contractors). The lead actor who plays the role of Justin is a police officer and a combat war veteran himself. The film raises a needed awareness of PTSD, especially in the current climate where it is most essential as many military service members return home from war.
The film is slated to be completed and released early February 2012. The film intends to attract audiences from film festivals, as well as professionals, families, friends and organizations dealing with PTSD.
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