Our latest film, ‘Unseen Scars’ will highlight some of the issues faced by returning military veterans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The film portrays what happens when they choose to seek help rather than choose to deal with the issues on their own.
It is a courageous narrative, bringing to light the struggles of mental health and how ex-military veterans adapt to the world around them.
The narrative drama of the film is interspersed with real-life interviews to build emotional connection and the power of the human story.
It follows the story of James, a returning war veteran who has difficulty adapting back into society after his traumatic experiences.
With his mental health failing, James struggles to find the support he so desperately needs.
Initially his choices are full of fear, trying to hide his PTSD from those around him. Eventually James is led to choose courage, and seek help from psychologist, Dr Simon Kirby.
This feature film follows their sessions together, and the wonderful empowerment that comes from making difficult, yet loving choices. The two men eventually form a friendship that may ultimately end up helping them both.
What makes Unseen Scars an extremely unique film, however, is that it will incorporate real-life interviews with veterans that intercut the story throughout.
Our veteran interviewees will all recount their experiences, and those experiences will play out on screen as the characters go through similar struggles and situations. The film’s sharp and impactful script, combined with the face-to-face interviews, will give a full 360 insight into the issues surrounding PTSD and the struggles that so many people face on a daily basis.
The film is scheduled to go into full production in 2020.