Private Project

SHELLSHOCK

All Navy SEAL, PEACHY CARNEHAN, has known his entire life is fighting and training to be an assassin for the United States government. Desiring a “normal life,” he gets out of the military with no intentions of looking back. When he finds that “normal life” is not what he thought it was, it all changes when an old teammate, DANNY DRAVOT, finds him and offers up a special mission.

Based on Characters from Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King." This is the modern backstory of Peachy Carnehan.

  • Justin Garza
    Director
  • Justin Garza
    Writer
  • Ray Mendoza
    Producer
    Warfighters, Jurassic World, Lone Survivor
  • Alex Angelikis
    Key Cast
    "Peachy Carnehan"
    The Terminal List, MVP
  • Nate Boyer
    Key Cast
    "Greg Lohery"
    The Terminal List, 12 Strong, MVP, Den of Thieves
  • Paul de Gelder
    Key Cast
    "Danny Dravot"
    Fighting Season, Shark Week, Seaspiracy
  • Chris Alvarez
    Key Cast
    "Brady"
    The Terminal List, General Hospital
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    90,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UCLA
Director Biography - Justin Garza

Justin Garza is a UCLA MFA Narrative Directing Graduate as well as a 12-year U.S. Navy SEAL and Special Operations Combat Medic Veteran. Justin is a classically trained Director, Writer, Producer, and SAG-AFTRA actor. He has directed large budgeted prime-time T.V. spots and performed in productions such as Amazon’s “The Terminal List” starring Chris Pratt, and Alex Garland’s upcoming “Civil War.”

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Director Statement

Four times as many veterans have died by suicide than in combat. One Veteran takes their life every hour. The White House has classified it as a national security crisis. These staggering statistics are real and unknown by much of society. I desire to bridge the gap between the understanding of Veterans and the civilian population in order to bring awareness to this massive problem. With awareness, we can genuinely begin to make change and protect the lives and families of the ones who sacrificed to protect ours.