Learn how athletes, vets and civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD are becoming healthy and healing their brains. A humanistic doc about the journey of ten different individuals from near suicide to recovery, and a real life.


Jerri Sher


Jerri Sher
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Credited cast:
Anthony Davis Anthony Davis ... Self
Shawn Dollar Shawn Dollar ... Self
Ben Driebergen ... Self
Kevin Flike Kevin Flike ... Self
Julianna Harpine Julianna Harpine ... Self
Adam Marr Adam Marr ... Self
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ... Self
Annie Nicholson Annie Nicholson ... Self
Joe Rogan ... Self - Host
Mark Rypien ... Self
Alan Sher Alan Sher ... Self


Every year 1000's of people's lives are impacted and ruined by Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. Now there is hope. Through the Warrior Angels Foundation and Dr. Mark Gordon, vets and civilians are healing and returning to a normal and full life. This includes such well-known people as Mark Rypien, Super Bowl XXVI MVP; and Anthony Davis, the infamous "Notre Dame Killer" running back from USC, along with big wave Pro Surfer, Shawn Dollar. Joe Rogan, Podcast Host is featured throughout the film. See the amazing story that could change the life of someone you love. EMMY Award-winner Jerri Sher directed and produced this film after being inspired by the best selling book "TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY" by Green Beret Andrew Marr and his brother, Apache Pilot, Adam Marr.

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Director of Spokane International Film Festival
27 March 2020 | by Jerri13See all my reviews

"I have lived in Spokane for half of my life, so hearing my hometown's hero, Mark Rypien, tell his story of going from a Super Bowl MVP winner to losing his son to childhood cancer and falling into depression and grief, all while battling a probable case of CTE...it could not have had a more profound effect.

In QUIET EXPLOSIONS: HEALING THE BRAIN, Jerri Sher captures the experiences of many people suffering from CTE and the process of healing and recovering with the help of Dr. Mark Gordon. As Mark Rypien recounts his story, the backdrop of the shot is the football field at Joe Albi Stadium, where my high school's football team played their home games. When I went to Mount Spokane High School, we would shout from the stands, usually shivering in the cold, while our classmates hustled and flew and crashed into each other. But, after learning about CTE in the last few years, I have wondered sadly if some of my classmates would begin to suffer from this debilitating disease. Mark and QUIET EXPLOSIONS brims with hope that where there is an illness, there is a cure. This documentary is absolutely buoyant with the possibilities life can hold and that there is always a chance to turn the corner into a hopeful future."

  • Alena Schoonmaker, Director of the Spokane International Film Festival

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28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain See more »

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