Organized by: Tyler Hanyzewski
Roll changes and out reach.
October 19, 2016
I started a film by the name of "22" my senior year of college at Columbia College Chicago. The film is based around the use of creative arts to help veterans get through their battles with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the long list of issues our military personnel face after their time in or current time being served.
This year is my second year working with Chicago veterans (https://chicagovets.org/) on their event to raise awareness about ptsd, this will be apart of my film process. I have worked with Rush and the "Road home" center at their hospital to start my film.
Unfortunately, without funding I can only work so far. I feel the message of this film needs to get out. The message being, we lose too many active and veteran military a day to them fighting a unseen battle and the use of art has been an effective rout to help them through their fight, and not become a part of the statistic of the "22" average.
I've fought through bouts of anxiety and depression myself. Art has always been a way to get through tough times. Some of these tough times were the lost of two of my fellow Marines Will Barker and Nelson Neely. They weren't just fellow Marines. They were brothers.
any funds not used in this project will be turned over to Chicago veterans in order to help them run their center and the programs they provide for veterans.
Vann Fluffs: Cinematography/Editor
Blake Griffin: Sound/camers
Nathan Waters: Cinematography
Ty Hanyzewski: Director