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Greenwich Acquires Rights to PTSD Doc ‘Here. Is. Better.’


Stephanie Prange

Greenwich Entertainment has picked up North American theatrical and TVOD distribution rights to Here. Is. Better., a documentary film with unprecedented access inside therapy sessions of men and women veterans battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Greenwich will release the film in theaters on June 23, with a VOD release to follow on all major platforms timed to National PTSD Awareness Day on June 27.

The feature-length documentary follows four veterans, each with diverse backgrounds and service experience, as they undergo the most clinically effective, evidence-based trauma psychotherapies for PTSD. Individuals featured in the film include former presidential hopeful Jason Kander, who shocked many when he left the Kansas City mayoral race in 2018 to seek treatment; a Vietnam War veteran still haunted by events that occurred over 50 years ago; and the voices of so often overlooked women veterans, all seeking the keys to unlock their places of hurt and pain. With unprecedented access to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the film interweaves these inspiring stories of men and women veterans overcoming the debilitating effects of PTSD. 

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The film, which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, is directed by Emmy Award-winner Jack Youngelson, produced by Emmy Award-winner Sian Edwards-Beal and David Beal of Green Hummingbird Entertainment, and co-produced by Chloe Hall. The film is edited by Karen K. H. Sim with cinematography by Daniel Carter. It features a score composed by David Baron and Jeremiah Fraites of the Grammy-nominated band The Lumineers, an original song by Josin, and an original end credit song by David Kushner and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers.

“The struggles of four former U.S. military service members haunted by traumatic memories, years and sometimes decades after the events, becomes a dramatic, cathartic and hopeful story in the hands of Jack Youngelson and his team as we see the vets gradually respond to the surprisingly efficacious treatments that have only recently begun to provide relief from PTSD with vast implications for not just veterans of past and future wars but anyone suffering from the psychological aftermath of trauma,” said Greenwich co-president Edward Arentz in a statement.


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