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FILM TITLE

"This One Step"

FILM SYNOPSIS

A young Texan veteran and his wife must re-learn the rhythm of their relationship, complicated by lingering PTSD.

RUNTIME

5 min, 47 sec

GENRE

Short Film, Drama

FILMING LOCATION

Austin, Texas, USA

CO-DIRECTORS

Austin & Westin Ray

CAST

AJ Johnston - “Travis”
Catherine Mersereau - “Ava”

SCREENINGS

Sedona International Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection

….More to Be Announced


 

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

Oftentimes, it is bravery on the battlefield that is celebrated, but in our film, we wish to celebrate bravery on the home front and the transition back into civilian life. One common thread which combat vets attribute to their recovery is the teamwork and strength of their relationships. This is why we were passionate about depicting an amputee vet and his strong-willed wife working together as a couple. Each day, they take steps—forwards and backwards, to re-learn their emotional and physical rhythm.

In creating “This One Step”, we chose to show how simple, everyday moments such as hiking a hill or dancing the Texan two-step can be huge milestone markers for a military veteran, who is adjusting to a prosthetic leg and overcoming PTSD.


It is important to erase the stigma attached to being an amputee and to show veterans suffering from PTSD that they are not alone. As co-directors, we are so inspired by veterans' personal stories and their families, that we hope they can watch and recognize themselves in this film we’ve created to celebrate their journey.

--- Westin Ray & Austin Ray

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