About this project
Twenty-two U.S. veterans kill themselves EVERY DAY. Another 75 attempt.
Our team is putting together a film that examines the unseen, invisible aspect of war - the mental hell only a war zone can bring.
"ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD" will look at PTS (what some veterans prefer) - or PTSD - from the perspective of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War I & II, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Men and women. Young and old. Example: a 90-year old Iwo Jima WWII veteran has told us eerily similar stories as a 27-year old female medic who served in Afghanistan. These veterans share the same demons; they're all "… saying the same thing," as one of our veterans accurately stated.
Most PTSD documentaries have focused on only one war and its impact. This takes a multi-generational approach, all in their own words. There is no narration.
Funds generated here will go directly to off-set our production costs. Our budget is $250,000 - but we know that is a tall total on Kickstarter. We hope to raise more than our target $15,000, yet we want to be realistic.
Once completed, no one will make a cent on this film.
Instead, we want to DONATE the film to as many mental health agencies, public health departments, military organizations and individual veterans as possible. AT NO CHARGE. FOR FREE.
We hope others can use ACRONYM as a tool to allow other veterans and their friends and family to see that this issue is REAL - and our men and women who are struggling with the invisible wounds - the aftermath of war - are NOT alone in their struggle.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting this groundbreaking film.
We owe it to them, and the time for this film is NOW.
Steffan Tubbs, Director & Executive Producer, ACRONYM.
Risks and challenges
We do not foresee any problems in completing this film.
This is our third film - the second to seek Kickstarter funding. Our first Kickstarter campaign was funded, and a complete success.
Come hell or high water, this film WILL debut in Denver 11.11.15. Veterans Day, 2015.
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