Experiencing Interruptions?

The Cost of Living

After returning from their first combat tour in Afghanistan, soldiers must deal with the aftermath of battle and the effect that their tour has on both them and their families. Not all wounds are visible: "we who have seen war can never forget it."

  • Tim Everett
  • Tim Everett
  • Rock Chasse
  • Eric Totel
  • Hollywood Heard
  • Chris DuBois
    Key Cast
    "Chief Alan Schrieber"
  • Rock Chasse
    Key Cast
    "MSG Rick Coburn"
  • Derek Russo
    Key Cast
    "SFC Richard "Doc" Blenken"
  • Joshua Halford
    Key Cast
    "SPC Adam Hogg"
  • Singh King
    Key Cast
    "Ghulam Ali Omarkhil"
  • Ria Cottingham-Ridley
    Key Cast
    "SPC Christine Travers"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Military, fiction, war, drama, semi-autobiographical, biopic
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fair Winds Film Festival
    Virginia Beach
    United States
    October 3, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Cobb International Film Festival
    United States
    August 6, 2021
  • Bitesize Films Festival
  • Scarab Film Festival
  • Atlantic Bridge Film Festival
Director Biography - Tim Everett

Tim Everett is a United States Army combat veteran and Atlanta-based indie filmmaker. He got his start in indie film because of a paintball game. He has directed several award-winning Short films and hopes to turn them into feature-length productions.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

The Cost of Living is a film about veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, the war in Afghanistan. Our film is 100% authentic to the experiences of veterans: our film was created by veterans, for veterans, about veterans. This film is dedicated to my brothers MSG Rob Carter, GySgt Joshua Bordonaro, SFC Alwyn Cashe, and SPC Jameson Lindskog.