GCI-Sponsored Film on PTSD & TBI
GCI is the proud sponsor, along with the Utah Department of Veteran Affairs, of this film about our veterans returning home from war. The educational video was created to help make the general public and law enforcement agencies aware of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affecting some of our combat veterans.
Another aspect of the film “Transmission on Transition” is that it can help veterans themselves recognize and be aware of the symptoms of PTSD and TBI, while helping family members and spouses understand the veteran’s perspective.
Filmmaker Darin Farr
Deciding at an early age that the life of farming was not for him, Darin left rural Oklahoma at the age of 17 to join the Marine Corps. His one desire was to see the world, and his experience in the Marines made this come true, even if it meant going into war zones.
A veteran of three combat tours (Desert Storm, Somalia and the Bosnian-Kosovo peacekeeping mission), Darin eventually left the military and pursued a life-long dream. The film business had always intrigued him and he soon found work in Los Angeles on a military-themed television show. After several years of trying different jobs behind the camera, he eventually found his niche as writer and director. As a filmmaker with a concern for and interest in helping veterans, Darin has recently undertaken several film projects to aid and assist returning combat veterans, their families and their communities with the multitude of issues facing young men and women who are attempting to transition back to “normal” life.
Darin Farr considers himself blessed to be able to combine two of his passions into his efforts to assist veterans, and his latest two projects have become standard resources used by law enforcement and National Guard Reservist units in their efforts to understand PTSD and TBI:
- The Walking Wounded is an instructional video that educates law enforcement about combat-induced PTSD.
- Transmission on Transition, seen above, is the educational video geared toward helping veterans recognize and be aware of the symptoms of PTSD and TBI, while helping family members and spouses understand the veteran’s point of view.