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The story of a 30 yr. Marine hoping to be "Going Home", but may not be ready yet. To be entered in film festivals and create awareness

“Going Home” is a short film we want to produce about many of our service men and woman that have done their duty, completed and performed their service to their country are still not “Going Home”.

The physical injuries suffered by our military personnel will often lead to them being sent home, usually with an honorable discharge and maybe even some commendations. However, not all of the injuries suffered are physical. The mental anguish and stress of what they may have witnessed or been part of in the field or just the stress of missing their loved ones, missing important moments in the lives of their families; can sometimes take a devastating toll.

What may not be know is that there are many service men and woman who are not allowed to go home because they may be suspected of having not just mental, but emotional issues. What happens to them?

Our short film “Going Home” is the story of a 30 year Marine who feels he has done his duty, and wants to tell his family that he is finally “Going Home”. The question is, “is he ready, and what will happen to him?” 

We want to produce “Going Home” as a short that we can submit to film festivals around the country and around the world. We hope to generate enough support that would allow us to complete a full length feature that could tell the complete story.

My name is Jesus Ruiz, you can view my credits at: www.imdb.me/jesusruiz or see even more of my on screen work at www.jesusruiz.com It was my personal experiences with family members and friends that lead me write this story. Because for me, it’s all about family. So with my lifelong high school sweetheart Julia Tockar Young, to produce this short and get this message out there, we formed our own company “Love You More Productions. Then we teamed up with a proven film maker, Dale Stelly of Stelly entertainment (www.stellyentertainment.com) and we set forth to complete this short film in the truest and most realistic way possible on a minimal budget.

We have pulled as many favors as we could, have set up real military type locations, acquired military wardrobe, put together a professional crew of camera, lighting, sound and editing professionals and actors who are ready to donate as much of their time as needed. We have arranged the use of a professional film camera with movie lenses, sound and lighting equipment to complete this project. Now all we need is the financial resources to pay for it all and make it happen.

With your help, many more of our proud men and women, their families and friends and more, can enjoy this story of a Marine that wants to be “Going Home”.

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    Our thanks and that of all the military families, and the personal satisfaction of helping get the message out there that our troops should be provided what help they need to help them return home.

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    Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young

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    Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars.

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    .An Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars.

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    Official DVD of "GOING HOME" plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young

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    Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars.

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    An invitation to a private screening,Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-Shirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars. Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars.

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    CO- Producer Credit on IMDB & on screen. Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars, plus dinner with the cast and director.Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars. PLUS an invitation to a private screening.

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    Executive Producer Credit on IMDB & on screen. Official DVD of "GOING HOME" with bonus DVD of the Behind the Scenes making of "Going Home" original footage from set, and Official "Going Home" Cast & Crew T-SHirt plus Autographed On Set Photo from Writer, Producer, and Star Jesus Ruiz, Director Dale Stelly, and co stars Jayme Vanegas, and Julia Young PLUS an autographed Head shot from each of the stars, plus dinner with the cast and director.PLUS an invitation to a private screening.

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