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Blood Hero Explores the Effects of PTSD

Director Lorie Mitchell, center, on the set of Blood Hero

Director Lorie Mitchell, center, on the set of Blood Hero

Blood Hero is a short film written and directed by independent filmmaker Lorie Mitchell. The movie explores the effects of PTSD and the battle of a man rediscovering himself after the Vietnam War in 1973.

According to Mitchell, "although not an action film, Blood Hero is creatively filmed in 'Blaxploitation' style to place the audience in the moment of time, from the music, to the clothing, to the home decor, this short film embodies the essence of southern Louisiana, 1973."

A synopsis of the film is as follows: Mickey Boudreaux returns home from the Vietnam War in 1973. His wife, Charlotte (Lottie) Boudreaux, has decided to host a rent party in hopes of obtaining money to pay bills for the month. However, the event turns deadly when Mickey is unable to fight off the psychological effects of PTSD.

Blood Hero is one of the entrants in the 2nd Annual I See You Awards®. The festivities will begin on Thursday, August 23 with a full day of nominated film screenings, and will continue throughout the weekend. The events will conclude on Sunday, August 26 with the black tie/ blue carpet awards ceremony at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. The official nominees and selections will be announced soon.

If you're an independent filmmaker and you would like for your film to be included in the 2nd Annual I See You Awards® for possible awards consideration, click here for all the details.

The 2018 awards are sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Lee Group.

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