A day in the life of a homeless, female veteran of the Iraq war.





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Credited cast:
Carla Duren ...
Mary O'Brady ...
Terry Caza ...
Elmer Christopher King ...
Club Owner
Ernie Tubbs ...
Police Officer
Erin DeWard ...
Gloria Chester
Hiroko Gier ...
Hotel Clerk
Shirl Di Gungo ...
Mom in Laudromat
Malia Di Gungo ...
Girl in Laundromat
Kevin Martin ...
Homeless Vet
Andy Gerheart ...
Soldier Carrying Girl
Mike Meier ...
Soldier Assailant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paige Bowerman ...
Gym Manager
Devin Devine ...
Shirl Elizabeth DiGugno ...
Mom in laundromat


A short, narrative film depicting a single day in the life of homeless, Iraq war veteran Olivia Sloane. After ten years of service and her final tour as an MP amid the dangerous, post-surge campaigns of 2007-08, she returned home to face even greater struggles. Abandoned by her husband (who also took custody of their young daughter) while Sloane was overseas, she survives hour to hour - living in her car, subsisting on a meager, disability benefit, looking for work in a recession. Better off than many homeless vets, so far avoiding substance abuse, Sloane is nevertheless a warrior now fighting an internal battle - the resilient soldier unable to reconcile the frail woman who suffers both from PTSD and common heartbreak. Written by D. Newhoff

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iraq war | veteran | homelessness | See All (3) »


She's back, but she's not home.


Short | Drama | History



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October 2011 (USA)  »

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Olivia Sloane: I just might kill the next motherfucker who thanks me for my service.
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Powerful and Disturbing
30 November 2011 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I agree totally with Karubj - "gone Elvis" needs to be made into a feature film. Excellent performances, particularly from lead Carla Duren. Newhoff's film is neither a heavy-handed political statement nor a cheap "support the troops" sticker. It is a stark look at the reality to which too many soldiers return after having put their lives on the line at the whim of our "leaders". Well shot, good soundtrack, realistic story and subtle, strong acting.

In the current economic malaise and this era of political grandstanding leading to stalemates for which the average citizen pays, "gone Elvis" is an important look at what our priorities are and should be. I strongly recommend this film.

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