Of A Grateful Nation
We are making a dramatic/psychological short film that shows the often life-ending dilemma many veterans face everyday. If we can stop one from committing suicide, we have a chance to stop them all if we simply speak up and speak out together. Let our heroes know that they are not alone.
About The Project
Of A Grateful Nation…
You can only see so much when watching a documentary. We will be filming a narrative dramatic film inspired by stories and first hand accounts of living with PTSD.
The pain and angst of demise, and the downward spiral of PTSD, is often dismissed by the masses because it is a path walked alone. No one is present to witness the internal battle. No one is there when it happens. No one is around to beg someone to stop.
Of a Grateful Nation… puts the reality of veteran suicides, and the throes of PTSD, to the forefront of the American mind. Of a Grateful Nation is about a man- once a hero, and now a broken spirit- spiral out of control. Self-medicating with prescription pills and alcohol, a young man- back from a world of war- is unable to cope with a time of peace. He is alone, drugged, drunk, and armed. No one is with him. No one is there to stop him. He is left feeling the abandonment and true separation from the people and the nation he served. This is the reality that an average of 22 veterans face every day; the reality that Of A Grateful Nation… forces the world to see.
About This Team
Jonathan Ball, Writer
Jon has been writing since he was 15 years old. He has published several novels. In 2003 Jon joined the Marine Corps. His writing is his muse and he loves it. He and Adam were introduced in 2011 through a mutual friend. Ever since then they have been bouncing ideas and stories off eachother.
Ryan Hamlin, Cinematographer
Ryan Hamlin is a cinematographer based in Raleigh NC, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He met Adam Reeb in film school, and they soon began working together. Ryan has worked on several films in various roles, and he is excited to bring his skills in cinematography, editing, and music to this important project.
Adam J. Reeb, Director
Adam has been into films and filmmaking since he was a child. Growing up in both, West Virginia and Texas, Adam has been exposed to a plethora of film settings and oppourtunities. Nothing makes him happier than watching a movie or planning one out. It has always been his dream to make films. He is a veteran of the US Navy.