Homemade A Project of Creative Visions Fiscal Sponsorship

Homemade is a cinematic and intimate journey about a marriage and the effects of PTS, TBI and addiction. After five years of grassroots self-funding, our film has turned out more powerful than we ever imagined. We are now confident that with the necessary finishing funds, HOMEMADE will move the needle on care for returning military and their families. We have teamed up with some amazing non-profits and celebrity veteran Noah Galloway to create a dynamic impact campaign to highlight and amplify the work already being done to support returning military and their families. With your help our team can continue creating an online platform for those moved by the film to advocate and get involved with organizations that work through domestic needs, research, policy, employment opportunities, the arts and alternative therapy."

THE STORY

Adam Sorensen, a Force Reconnaissance Marine decorated with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation with Combat Distinguishing Device or "V for Valor," is struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) October 26, 2010 in Sangin, Afghanistan. Shortly after the blast, Adam returns home with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and is later diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). He meets Victoria while stationed in San Diego, and they marry three months later. Together they move to Fort Benning, Georgia, where Adam is transferred to teach at the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

The film spans five years and picks up as Adam completes his duties at Fort Benning and continues on to Officer Candidacy School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia. Despite his injuries, Adam graduates OCS as an honor graduate breaking several United States Marine Corps (USMC) records. The couple relocates to Adam's hometown of Salt Lake City, where he begins a new and more civilian life as a student, husband and son. The University of Utah recognizes Sorensen as Veteran of the Year in 2014.

Soon, short term memory loss, anxiety and addiction infiltrate Adam's daily life, affect his grades, reputation in the military and marriage. Victoria enrolls in American University's emergency management masters program and is subsequently diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disease. She begins to discover the extent of her husband's addiction and depression, when Adam shatters her trust by repeatedly stealing her pain medications.

After three suicide scares, six hospitalizations, and one jail sentence, Adam and Victoria finalize their divorce. As the two seek wellness and independence from the relationship and the military, they reveal their determination to heal from invisible wounds and disease.

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