DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE TRUNK is a very personal story. On the surface it reads as a simple crime thriller with a few twists and turns, while at its core, details one man’s attempt to take his life back into his own hands.
It is a metaphor for my struggles after the wars. After all the bridges burnt, attempted suicide, and alcoholism. It’s a metaphor for understanding and isolating my vices, separating from my enablers, and finally exhibiting dominance and control over the one thing controlling me.
What I learned most in my healing was that I’ll never be rid of “STELLA;” she’ll always be in the passenger seat along for the ride. But in keeping her there, having her know her place... she’ll never be anything more than just a reminder.
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SYNOPSIS After tragedy struck home last year, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them.
During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found.
Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 veterans are taking their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.