IT’S ESTIMATED THAT 22 VETERANS TAKE THEIR LIVES EACH DAY…
TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AND NAVIGATE HIS OWN ROAD TO RECOVERY, TWO-TOUR VET/DIRECTOR KOREY ROWE TRAVELS 7,000 MILES ACROSS THE U.S. TO EXPLORE THE POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER EPIDEMIC IN A POWERFUL AND SOBERING DOCUMENTARY
STREET DATE: May 22, 2018
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES
Being Released in Time for Memorial Day, Rowe Will Donate 22% of All iTunes Presales to Partner Organizations, Such as Heart Strings for Heroes, Hero Grown and Others, Helping Suffering Vets in Their Daily Struggles.
MILE MARKER follows Korey Rowe, a two-tour veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as he travels 7,000 miles across the US to interview veterans who are currently struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As Korey navigates along his journey spanning over five weeks on his own personal road to recovery, he tells the story from the first person perspective, while capturing the beauty and diversity of our nation.
In honor of the number 22 and its association with 22 veterans per day committing suicide, Mile Marker will be available on iTunes for presale on May 1st until May 22nd, when the movie will be released. 22% of all gross presale receipts will be donated to the organizations who have partnered with the film to help spread its message. Those organizations include: Hero Grown, MAPS, Weed for Warriors, Vet Cannabis Group, Heart Strings for Heros, Veteran Health Solutions and The Mission Continues.
The film investigates new and controversial techniques and methods for treating PTSD, such as marijuana, as well as looking into the lives of veterans in America today. Traveling 7,000 miles across the United States and back, Korey departs from his home in California to check in with his former battle buddies across America, who served with him 15 years ago. Along the way, he interviews psychologists and specialists from the National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, Vermont for a balanced understanding of the underlying symptoms and associated triggers for those with PTSD.
Inspired by Korey’s former battle buddy, Jesse Snider, who lost his struggle to PTSD in 2014, MILE MARKER demonstrates an authentic portrayal of veterans today in America – their bitter combat to overcome drug addiction, criminal issues, and their personal struggles with PTSD, disclosed by the vets who lived through and survived this growing epidemic.
With the goal of exploring the truth of the life of veterans and the ongoing struggle with PTSD, Korey lit every interview, monitored audio, pulled focus, interviewed the subject, edited the entire film and secured distribution on his own – turning down multiple companies offers – ran all equipment maintenance, and drove every mile of the trip without a support staff on a minimal budget and extending timeline.
The film has already been awarded Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the Sunny Side Up Film Festival, Award of Excellence at the IndieFest and more. For more information about Mile Marker, visit: milemarkerfilm.com.
About Korey Rowe
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Korey Rowe is a producer, editor and owner of Prism Pictures, LLC known for Loose Change: Second Edition (2005), Black and Blue (2016) and The BitCoin Revolution (2017). He served with the 101st Airborne Division 187th Infantry Regiment in the Afghanistan Invasion as well as the Iraq Invasion and lived in the Middle East for most of 2002 – 2004.