During the end of the Vietnam War, Mason Hurley returns home after losing all of his men in combat. His family is hesitant to embrace his return, as they are concerned he has brought back the monsters with him. The more he tries to not deal with his PTSD, and lock it away, the more it comes to the surface and affects not only Mason but his entire family until it manifests into PTSD Paranormal Psychosis.
“The Rabbit Hole” (USA), a mandatory 29-minute drama directed by Richard Bakewell, is now available for streaming at our associate Independent Shorts Awards TV. Awarded Best Thriller Short by IndieX in the round of February 2020.
“To tell the story of a soldier experiencing PTSD Paranormal Psychosis I used all sorts of methods of storytelling, sound design, camera movement, and flashbacks to emphasize the terror he is constantly living. More than anything I used his children and wife as a vessel to show the audience that the family is always the most impacted by this disease and hope that it helps many veterans to seek help before it’s too late”, states director Richard Bakewell.
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