UNSEEN SCARS PODCAST
*** COMING SOON****
The Unseen Scars official podcast is coming in early 2021. Throughout the series we will speak to veterans from all wars and all walks of life, to find out how they dealt with their return to civilian life – their highs, their lows and everything in between.
With a personal connection to the subject matter, the film’s writer and director, Carl Mackenzie, was determined to write an in-depth script that focuses not only on the issues faced by veterans, but also how it affects their loved ones. A true and personal screenplay, not merely created to be “on- trend”.
To achieve this, Carl began a series of interviews with returning veterans, many of whom have struggled with their return to civilian life, in some cases to extreme levels. Every part of the script is, in some way, based on these interviews. It would not have been possible to make this film without these veterans being so candid and allowing us to take their experiences and put them into Unseen Scars. This comprehensive research and longer development process means we have a script that is intelligent, thought-provoking, and relatable, holding it above its contemporaries.
However, during this research period we begun to realise that these amazing individual stories deserved a platform of their own, where they could potentially help other veterans going through the very same struggle. This has therefore led us to the creation of the Unseen Scars podcast, further adding to the movement behind the film. We will also speak to spouses and family members to find out how they helped with their loved one’s transition, whilst also potentially facing their own difficulties
The Podcast and feature film are made in association with Combat Stress. Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, they have helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues. The work they do is life-changing and often life-saving.
Upon release you will be able to access the episode links through this page