Hunter in the Blackness; Warriors, Trauma, and Recovery

7 U.S. veterans talk about life before deployment, life in country, coming home, diagnosis, dreams and nightmares, recovery, and the long view on post-traumatic stress. Veterans appearing in the film form part of the VA’s PTSD recovery program in Leeds, MA. One veteran, Preston Hood, from Maine, anchors the film with his poems and Vietnam era reminiscences.

  • Francis Moran
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Francis Moran

Federico Muchnik has been making films for thirty years. He studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and worked as a producer for PBS. He has also produced content for Disneyland, ABC Television, and HBO. He played the lead role in "The Golden Boat", directed by Raul Ruiz. The film was shown at Sundance, New York, Toronto, and was distributed by Strand Releasing. He co-wrote and co-edited "Secret Courage", a documentary about the Jewish resistance movement during World War II.

He has made many fiction-based long form series for the educational markets and filmed numerous projects throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. He has taught filmmaking at Boston University, Emerson College, and in New York and Los Angeles. Most recently, he produced and directed the feature length "This Killing Business" distributed by Filmbox Arthouse in Europe and shown at numerous festivals in the US. He is also the author of The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature.

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