At least fourteen veterans and serving soldiers took their lives during the six weeks this documentary was in production. This is Nathan’s story.

Interviewed several months after the tragic suicide of 39-year-old Nathan Hunt, parents Derek and Maria reveal Nathan’s desire to serve, his struggles with mental health and recount the events leading to his passing.

With an unfolding, sombre narrative, the film quietly pleas for more awareness around PTSD and the help that can prevent it.

  • Jordan Saward
  • Ellia Townsend
  • Abbie Louise Roberts
  • Connie Mansfield
  • Jordan Saward
  • Leah Mackell
    Assistant Editor & Camera
  • Charlotte Badenoch
    Assistant Editor & Camera
  • Ryan Carmen
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    Drama, PTSD
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 3, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Jordan Saward

Jordan Saward has been directing/producing film and digital media for a little over 2 years.

Jordan was born in Salisbury, United Kingdom and is currently studying Media Production (BA) at the University of Lincoln.

Between 2017 and 2019 Jordan wrote and directed a string of well received university projects and is currently in pre-production for a number of interesting personal projects.

Jordan is a highly-motivated and hard-working individual who’s proved to be an efficient team-worker under pressured time constraints.

Articulate and practical, Jordan is eager to both develop his personal skills, as well as contribute to a reputable business; having a wiliness to attempt new ideas and methods.

Jordan's eventual career goal is to become a professional and experienced independent filmmaker, with the longer-term aspiration of starting and running a business.

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Director Statement

The objective of our documentary is to raise an awareness of the silent illness that is post-traumatic stress disorder and the impact it has on soldiers and veterans. Mental health as a whole is often left in the dark and has stigmas attached which prevent people from getting treatment and communicating about how they feel inside; our film wants to help achieve breaking the stigma and emphasising how important is it to communicate and to help those suffering.

We aimed to focus particularly on the parents of a soldier who have lost him to this mental health problem to show the effects from a much more raw and emotional perspective. We wanted to connote how PTSD isn’t acknowledged in the way it should be by those higher up and in authority and want to have the parent’s angle of this area and how their son was treated or helped, if at all. Due to this family knowing firsthand what it is like to watch someone, their own child, suffer in silence and lose him to it will make it much more true to heart and home.

- Jordan Saward