Experiencing Interruptions?

Alarm: Red

A glimpse into the day in the life of a veteran with PTSD. The veteran not only tells the story of how he came to have PTSD, but the audience gets to see it triggered and experience what the vet does during a bout.

  • Don Cunningham
  • Don Cunningham
  • Jay Pennington
  • Don Cunningham
  • Erin Wallace Ghedi
    Key Cast
  • Jay Pennington
    Key Cast
  • Don Cunningham
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Picture This...Film Festival
  • Indiewise
    Online Festival
    November 28, 2016
    Most Informative
  • Lost River Film Fest
    San Marcos
    United States
    November 5, 2017
    United States; Texas
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Don Cunningham

Spending his childhood enjoying classic movies, especially the Universal and Hammer horrors, Don decided that if he couldn't actually be Baron Frankenstein, then he'd portray him like Peter Cushing. This led to Don taking every theatre arts class he could, and work on every stage play as actor and technician, throughout high school. He wrote one-act plays that were performed and had his first hand in directing his sophomore year.

He went on to study at Texas State University and one year after graduating from college with a BFA in Theatre Arts, Don enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for over three years. During that time, one year was spent deployed to Iraq.

After being honorably discharged from the military, Don returned to his home town in Texas. He now participates in historical tours at the Magnolia Hotel in his home town of Seguin and just completed his first film, Alarm: Red.

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Director Statement

Alarm: Red is a story that hits close to home as it is based on my own experiences and struggles. All of the photos and videos shown throughout the PTSD/deployment segments are my own personal ones that were taken/recorded during my deployment to Iraq.

This film was made to spread awareness about PTSD and to give viewers a shared experience as to what some veterans with PTSD may experience.