Award-Winning PTSD Awareness Movie ‘PURPLE MIND’ Opens Internationally Online Directly to Facebook’s Nearly 700 Million Users
BERKELEY, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Landfall Productions and independent filmmaker Eric Stacey today announced their independent feature film “Purple Mind,” which is a family/war drama about an Iraq combat vet’s return home and subsequent battle with PTSD, is set to break new ground and premier on an international stage to almost 700,000,000 computer screens via FlickLaunch, “the first global film distribution platform built on Facebook.”
Purple Mind recently won Best Actor award for its star, Will Shepherd, at the Bare Bones International Film Festival where it was also nominated for Best Drama, and received an Award of Merit from Indie Fest.
In late May, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched a Military Families Initiative to educate, challenge and spark action from all sectors of our society to ensure military families have the support they have earned. With 350,000 to 900,000 current GIs or recent veterans suffering the effects of PTSD, there is great need for support. Communities across the country are feeling the after-effects of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Approximately half the GIs with a PTSD diagnosis or major depression fail to seek treatment and wind up abusing alcohol and prescription drugs while divorce and serious crimes often follow.
Director Eric Stacey says, “‘Purple Mind’ is to help folks understand what military vets have been through and how difficult it is for many to re-adjust to ‘normal’ life. The general public needs to appreciate what these brave men and women are dealing with and encourage veterans suffering with PTSD to reach out and seek help.”
In honor of “National PTSD Awareness Day”, and in an effort to support the many groups and organizations dedicated to soldiers’ and veterans’ health and healing, the film’s international release invites 500 free rentals of “Purple Mind,” with subsequent 7-day rentals costing a dollar ($1). Stacey supports veterans groups such as Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War and plans to donate a share of the film’s rentals to the groups. Watch “Purple Mind” at http://www.facebook.com/PurpleMindMovie.
For more information or to set up an interview, contact: Eric Stacey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 818-636-2714
SOURCE Landfall Productions