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Purple Mind (2011)

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Iraq combat veteran Roy Matthews returns from one war only to fight another war at home, a war against the PTSD that threatens to destroy him and his family.


Eric Stacey


Eric Stacey
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Cast overview:
Will Shepherd Will Shepherd ... Roy Matthews
Emily Bridges ... Jenna
Brighid Fleming ... Crystal
Catherine Johnson ... Mary
Corey Brunish ... Sheriff Dylan
Stephen M. White Stephen M. White ... West
Roshan Maloney ... Clerk
Skeeter Greene Skeeter Greene ... Lois
Frank DiMarco Frank DiMarco ... Morty
David Poland ... VA Interviewer
Kathleen Lundquist Kathleen Lundquist ... HR Interviewer
Bevin Victoria Bevin Victoria ... Iraqi Woman


Combat veteran Roy Matthews served three tours in Iraq. On coming home, Roy can't sleep at night and suffers the classic symptoms of PTSD. Unable to find work, Roy and his family move to an isolated cattle ranch where things get worse; flashbacks, headaches and frustration for Roy and even worse for his wife and daughter. Aware of the battle Roy is waging within, a local Sheriff and a Vietnam vet conspire to stage an intervention. Encouraged to explore his experiences as a warrior, Roy begins to open up to the feelings which have tortured him, an important step in learning to live with PTSD. Written by Eric Stacey

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Drama | Family | War







Release Date:

26 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Maupin, Oregon, USA

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24 July 2011 | by teresalong193See all my reviews

I would like to commend Mr. Stacey for writing such a realistic movie that depicts the challenges that the men and woman of the Armed Forces are dealing with. I am an Army Nurse with 31 years of service and I Case Manage Soldiers with PTSD. This movie is great source of education which should be used to educate communities, police forces and families on the effects of War but more importantly the effects of War on the service person, the community and the families. We have to continue to educate our Service men and woman that it is OK to talk about what happened during these conflicts and seek help, we have to educate families that they can't cure these symptoms alone ans we have to educate that this Mental Health Issue is life long but if appropriate help is rendered the signs and symptoms will become bearable and they (the Service person and the family) can live healthy, productive and enriching lives. PTSD doesn't have to be a death warrant if appropriate treatment is rendered.

Again thank you very much for this movie.

LTC Teresa M. Long, AN

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