22: A Film About Veterans
In April of 2016, Rescue Docs was honored to document the Shepherd’s Men run from Boston to Atlanta. They each ran 22km per day wearing 22 pounds for 9 days. The number 22 signifies the number of veterans that commit suicide every day. It’s a staggering number and one that we must bring to zero.
We made a short film that chronicled the incredible efforts being made by the Shepherd’s Men to raise money and awareness for the life saving work being done by the SHARE Military Initiative. As soon as we met the Shepherd’s Men, we knew there was a much larger film that needed to be made.
That film is 22.
SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service men and women who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and PTSD from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.
22 will tell the stories of these service men and women who volunteered to serve their country as they struggle to regain a normal civilian life.
Making The Film
Making this film will require funds for equipment, crew, travel, editing, music, graphic design, marketing, festival submission fees, and much more. We have a proven track record of making films under budget and putting them to work for the causes that need them.
How You Can Help
We need your help to raise the funds necessary to make this film. With perks starting at $10 for a digital download of the film once it’s completed to $1000 to become an Associate Producer of the film, there are ways that anyone can help. We also depend on you to share the campaign with your friends and family on social media.
Filmmaking is a collaborative art form, from camera operators to donors, every role on the team is imperative. Without your help, we simply would not be able to make this vitally important film.
Thank you in advance for your consideration,
Michael Samstag & Josh Gildrie