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Raising awareness of the invisible wounds only war can bring. Hear from WWII to present-day veterans about their PTSD & how they cope.
Raising awareness of the invisible wounds only war can bring. Hear from WWII to present-day veterans about their PTSD & how they cope.
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Coming Veterans Day - 11.11.15
Coming Veterans Day - 11.11.15

Twenty-two U.S. veterans kill themselves EVERY DAY. Another 75 attempt. 

EVERY DAY.

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.

Respectfully,

Steffan Tubbs, Director & Executive Producer, ACRONYM.

CONTACT: steffan@mountaintm.com 

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.

For our veterans.

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    22/75 PATRIOT SUPPORT LEVEL: YES! I support our veterans coping with their PTS/PTSD and want to help reduce the current 22 veteran suicides per day/75 who attempt. EVERY DAY. This donation level directly offsets ACRONYM production costs.

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    STARS & STRIPES SUPPORTER LEVEL: Receive a DVD copy of our latest film, ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD. Comes shipped in a commemorative case.

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    STARS & STRIPES - BLU SUPPORTER LEVEL: Receive a Blu-ray DVD of our latest film, ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD. Comes shipped in a commemorative case.

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    HONOR LEVEL - limited-edition ACRONYM collector's challenge coin. On the front: the words "We Remember Our Troops" along with film logo and premiere date of 11.11.15. 22/75 also highlighted. On the back: the words "Honor Service Sacrifice" and all FIVE military branches in color, along with our production logo. Only 500 minted!

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    CHALLENGE COIN SUPPORT LEVEL: Receive a DVD of our latest film, ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD, shipped in a commemorative case. ALSO includes one of our limited-edition ACRONYM collector challenge coins. Only 500 minted!

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    VIP PACKAGE - Includes everything at the CHALLENGE status level, PLUS: two VIP tickets to the Veterans Day 11.11.15 ACRONYM world premiere in Denver.

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    VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGE - includes everything at the VIP status level, PLUS: meet our veterans in the film, special pre-premiere party and commemorative photo. Pledge is PER PERSON, based on limited availability.

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    BATTLEGROUND SUPPORT LEVEL - includes everything at the VIP Meet & Greet status level, PLUS for individuals or small businesses who would like to be included in the ACRONYM film credits - a perfect way to show your support and gain exposure.

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    MEDAL OF HONOR SUPPORT LEVEL - includes everything at the Battleground status level, PLUS framed ACRONYM coins, special recognition at the world premiere and dinner with our veterans from ACRONYM.

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