‘The Loneliest Time’, looks at the effects of conflict from a very different angle. Many of us will be aware of P.T.S.D, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Identified shortly after the Second World War but not entirely accepted as a disorder until post the Vietnam war. Post traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D) is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, or other threats on a person's life.
The long-term medical consequence of P.T.S.D among male veterans who served in the Vietnam War was that they were almost twice as likely to die in the quarter of a century between the two key studies than those who did not have P.T.S.D. It was also found that those suffering from it were more likely to die of chronic conditions such as cancer, nervous system disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. Symptoms can include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress to trauma-related cues, attempts to avoid trauma-related cues, alterations in how a person thinks and feels, and increased arousal. These symptoms last for more than a month after the event. Those with P.T.S.D are at a higher risk of suicide. ‘TLT’ was written following a series of meetings with serving and ex-serving UK Special Forces personnel, and looks at P.T.S.D specifically in relation to this research.
Decompression following missions used to be a very much inclusive role of being a member of the armed forces. With cuts to budget over the last 20 years, these elements were the first to go. Today it is left in the main, to these serving men and women to figure out ways to manage the issues associated with conflict, some achieve this and some do not.
P.T.S.D holds no gender or age bias, and affects women as much as men. This is just one story of one man. ‘TLT’ follows Johnny Killigrew, his return from conflict to his family and home, and looks at the effect P.T.S.D has on those who become very much apart of the management of his ever present issues.
Funded in part through our friends and colleagues using the KICKSTARTER platform, this film was only made possible due to the generosity of those who embraced the subject matter and agreed to waiver their normal fees and work as collaborators. From camera, grip and locations, through to post-production facilities and our incredible crew pre and post-production, ‘The Loneliest Time’, has been lucky and fortunate enough to receive the full support of simply the best industry professionals working at this time.
The film was shot on Arri-Alexa supplied by Onsight, graded in Baselight at Technicolor, mixed in DOLBY ATMOS at Fox Studios, Los Angeles. It is delivered on DCP (Digital Cinema Package, Blu-ray, DVD and Quicktime for presentation. Alternate festival mixes are also be available in 7.1, 5.1 and stereo.
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About the producers
'The Loneliest Time', was produced by Timebomb Pictures, with the support of GV Film, ONSIGHT, ALPHA GRIP, DOLBY, TECHNICOLOR, GRAND CENTRAL SOUND STUDIOS, ELECTROGRAPHICA and ARGONON.
Directed by Cort Kristensen. Written by Dan Poole. Co-produced by Chloe Misson. Produced by Dan Poole & Cort Kristensen
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