Waiting for the Sun

Synopsis

After being discharged from the military, Jeremy Andrews, a US Army Ranger suffering from post-war PTSD returns home for the first time in years. While visiting a therapist for the first time, questions come up about his adjustments to home life, as well as readjusting to civilian life. What he can’t seem to admit out loud, continuously plays in his mind.

Review

5/5
A candid look into post-war PTSD.
Christopher Eadicicco’s 8-minute drama short delves viewers into the personal struggles of a post-war US Army Ranger. Morgan Nichols grips the audience with his portrayal of Jeremy, a returning soldier who is faced with psychological torment and his incapability to adjust to civilian life.

Directed by Eadicicco from a screenplay by Alexandra Rivera, ‘Waiting for the Sun’ takes an unvarnished look into PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The narrative explores Jeremy’s emotional disconnect with his loved ones, drug and alcohol abuse – whilst intercutting to his therapy sessions with Dr. Wexford (Margaret Reed). Jeremy is psychological haunted by the accidental death of two Iraqi girls whilst on duty. The short film succeeds by delivering an authentic narrative, held strong by a truly outstanding performance by Morgan Nichols (Jeremy).

Waiting for the Sun Short Film
Cinematography by Mattison Stanton is of an exceptional standard, aiding the narrative movingly. Sound, editing and lighting equally bring truth – resulting in a high-quality professional finish. ‘Waiting for the Sun’ doesn’t shy away from exploring our protagonist’s inner turmoil’s – highlighted by his practicing of aggressive sex (partial nudity) coupled with his depressive anxiety, guilt and shame. Christopher Eadicicco and his cast/crew have delivered an important mental-health film that candidly lives up to reality. We highly recommended this short film.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Christopher Eadicicco
Writer(s): Alexandra Rivera
Cast: Catherine A. Callahan, Katie Maguire, Margaret Reed, Morgan Nichols
Producer(s): Catherine A Callahan, Christopher Eadicicco, Katie Maguire
Director of Photography: Mattison Stanton
Editor(s): Josh Argueta
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Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Drugs, Family, Guilt, Identity, Isolation, Mental Health, Psychology, Sexuality, Siblings, Therapy, War
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Published in February 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Christopher Eadicicco
Writer(s): Alexandra Rivera
Cast: Catherine A. Callahan, Katie Maguire, Margaret Reed, Morgan Nichols
Producer(s): Catherine A Callahan, Christopher Eadicicco, Katie Maguire
Director of Photography: Mattison Stanton
Editor(s): Josh Argueta
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Drugs, Family, Guilt, Identity, Isolation, Mental Health, Psychology, Sexuality, Siblings, Therapy, War
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
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Waiting for the Sun

Synopsis

After being discharged from the military, Jeremy Andrews, a US Army Ranger suffering from post-war PTSD returns home for the first time in years. While visiting a therapist for the first time, questions come up about his adjustments to home life, as well as readjusting to civilian life. What he can’t seem to admit out loud, continuously plays in his mind.

Review

A candid look into post-war PTSD.

5/5
Christopher Eadicicco’s 8-minute drama short delves viewers into the personal struggles of a post-war US Army Ranger. Morgan Nichols grips the audience with his portrayal of Jeremy, a returning soldier who is faced with psychological torment and his incapability to adjust to civilian life.

Directed by Eadicicco from a screenplay by Alexandra Rivera, ‘Waiting for the Sun’ takes an unvarnished look into PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The narrative explores Jeremy’s emotional disconnect with his loved ones, drug and alcohol abuse – whilst intercutting to his therapy sessions with Dr. Wexford (Margaret Reed). Jeremy is psychological haunted by the accidental death of two Iraqi girls whilst on duty. The short film succeeds by delivering an authentic narrative, held strong by a truly outstanding performance by Morgan Nichols (Jeremy).

Waiting for the Sun Short Film
Cinematography by Mattison Stanton is of an exceptional standard, aiding the narrative movingly. Sound, editing and lighting equally bring truth – resulting in a high-quality professional finish. ‘Waiting for the Sun’ doesn’t shy away from exploring our protagonist’s inner turmoil’s – highlighted by his practicing of aggressive sex (partial nudity) coupled with his depressive anxiety, guilt and shame. Christopher Eadicicco and his cast/crew have delivered an important mental-health film that candidly lives up to reality. We highly recommended this short film.

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