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Project of the Day: 'Almost Sunrise'

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 2, 2014 at 9:40AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Almost Sunrise

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Almost Sunrise

Tweetable Logline: ALMOST SUNRISE tells the story of two friends, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who embark on an epic 2700 mile journey to heal from their time in combat.


Elevator Pitch: An intimate story that explores the underreported epidemic of veteran suicides and the growing discussion around moral injury, ALMOST SUNRISE follows Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson on a journey of hope and healing as they walk across America.  Their passage is one of redemption, an outer transformation and inner awakening brought on by a rediscovery of the power of community, bringing these young men out of their battered psyches and into a renewed sense of relationship with the people and world around them.


Production Team:

Michael Collins - Director (Give Up Tomorrow)
Marty Sjyuco - Producer (Give Up Tomorrow)
Claire Ratinon - Co-Producer (BBC)
Clarissa De Los Reyes - Director of Photography (DOCUMENTED)
Gideon De Villiers - Cinematographer 
Patricia Kim - Executive Producer (Abduction, The Megumi Yokota Story)
Chris Sheridan - Executive Producer (Abduction, The Megumi Yokota Story)
Peter Cooper - Executive Producer

About the Production: The epidemic of soldier suicides illustrates what I think of as a crisis of community- our failure to care for our veterans. Regardless of our feelings about war, we have a moral responsibility to take better care of our soldiers when they come home. It shouldn’t rest on the shoulders of family members alone, because it doesn’t take long to see the ripple effect of the tragedies many veterans are suffering, and the way they affect us all. Through this documentary, I want to show hope, and solutions that can help change our narrative.

Current Status: Raising funds to go into post-production. 


For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page 

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