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Happy New Year (2012) -- Trailer (HD) : HAPPY NEW YEAR is a bold, new feature film about a group of brave veterans who find friendship while fighting to redefine their lives as they struggle to overcome PTS/PTSD. The film, which amazed audiences and critics at the South by Southwest and Hamptons Int'l Film Festivals, tells the story of a war-torn Marine, Staff Sgt. Cole Lewis, who returns home scarred with mental and physical wounds from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lewis begins to find humanity, compassion and friendship among a group of similarly injured soldiers in the psychiatric ward at a remote veterans hospital-- survivors of World War II, Vietnam, and recent conflicts in the Middle East. As the men become Lewis' new family, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward and together the men begin to heal. But just as their luck starts to change, Lewis faces his fiercest battle yet. A searing portrait of the human costs of war by breakout writer-director K. Lorrel Manning and starring Michael Cuomo as Lewis, Happy New Year began as a sold-out Off-Broadway play and short film, inspired by more than 80 hours of personal interviews and countless hours of research the filmmakers completed with veterans, their families, and V.A. caregivers. The film begins its regular engagement in New York at the Quad Cinemas on Friday, December 7, 2012. WRITTEN & DIRECTED by: K. Lorrel Manning STARRING: Michael Cuomo, J.D. Williams, Monique Gabriela Curnen CO-STARRING: Jose Yenque, David Fonteno, Wilmer Calderon, Will Rogers, Noah Mills, Tina Sloan, Alan Dale, Seth Barrish, John Leighton, Frank Harts PRODUCERS: Michael Cuomo, K. Lorrel Manning, Karl Jacob, Victoria Hay, Tom Stein, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Iain Smith, Whitney Arcaro, Terrence Gray CO-Producer: Ian Moore Director of Photography: Soopum Sohn Editor: William Miller Production Designer: Katherine Rusch Costume Designer: Tiffany Jordan Composer: Paul Brill Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge Casting: Adrienne Stern Military Advisor/Associate Producer: Joseph Harrell Associate Military Advisor: Mike Scotti Line Producer: Tracey Utley Makeup Artist: Stephanie Wise Stills Photographer: Nina Berman Production Company: One Light Left, LLC

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