Stand Down (USA, 7 min)

Directed by: Dana Tynan

Stand Down is a silent movie set to a new and searing rock and roll song of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton stars as a haunted ex-soldier who can no longer control the memories of war that beset his tormented mind – what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. It's the story of a man on a singular journey toward an ultimate confrontation with himself. The lyrics speak to the hearts and minds of soldiers across the globe, those peaceful warriors who know all too well that, once they are forced to meet the challenges of violence and hatred, they will never be the same, even in victory. For they will either carry that darkness for the rest of their lives or be swallowed by it altogether.