By Indiewire | Indiewire June 9, 2014 at 6:8PM
Congratulations to writer/director Sean Mullin, whose film "Sam and Amira" won Indiewire's Project of the Month contest for May. The film will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute.
For more info on the project, go here: "Sam and Amira"
And here's the elevator pitch: Most "soldier-coming-home-from-war" films deal with a soldier battling PTSD, we wanted to flip that well-worn premise on its head: What if the soldier who returns if fine, but it's his country that's lost its mind?
America was built on the backs of immigrants and protected by the courage of veterans – yet both of these groups have grown increasingly marginalized in today's society. The best way to explore such complex issues in the context of an independent film was to create an intimate love story with universal implications.