Jacksonville, FL – November 07, 2013 – To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the non-profit organization will debut “Wounded: The Battle Back Home,” a documentary film series that focuses on issues of critical importance to this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families through personal stories of struggle and resiliency. Created and produced with Austin-based agency Flow Nonfiction, the series will launch Sunday, November 10, 2013 as part of special Veteran’s Day programming on “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC, with additional episodes airing over the course of the coming year on the cable news channel.
The first installment in the series, titled “Shane,” centers on Marine service member, Shane Krutchen, who returned from Iraq seeking help with his nightmares. Krutchen immediately felt ostracized and was discharged to a Veteran Affairs health facility with little understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder. Krutchen’s spiral led to a drug addiction and suicide attempt in 2009, but his connection with Wounded Warrior Project and a fellow Wounded Warrior helped him get clean and discover that mixed martial arts (MMA) was just the medicine he needed. Wounded: The Battle Back Home follows Krutchen, now married and expecting a child, days before a professional MMA fight as he prepares for a dramatic victory and the opportunity to honor 19 friends and fellow soldiers he lost in combat.
Wounded: The Battle Back Home (Shane) airs Sunday, November 10 at Noon ET/ 9:00 AM PT as part of “Taking the Hill” on MSNBC
About Wounded Warrior Project®
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org. You may also visit www.wwp10.org for more information on WWP’s 10 year anniversary.
About Flow Nonfiction
Founded by filmmakers in 2009, Flow Nonfiction creates documentary films and documentary-driven campaigns across broadcast, digital and social, in partnership with major non-profits and socially conscious companies. You may also visit www.flownonfiction.com for more information.
Contact for the Film Series
Nick Jones or Mario Gonzalez, MPRM Communications