Trauma 4 Life (Crowd Funding)

From the Indiegogo page:

“Trauma 4 Life” is an independent feature film being made by a visionary group of recent M.F.A. graduates of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It is a fictional but highly personal story for the writer-director, taking on issues of mental health, drug dependency, traumatic stress, bullying, toxic celebrity culture and gun culture. Its genre can be described as either a dark drama or humanist horror film.

Synopsis – Using the moniker “Trauma,” 19-year-old Trina Tompkins vlogs about PTSD on her Youtube channel “Trauma 4 Life.” Her main reason for living is to protect her 16-year-old sister Chris, who is bullied for having albinism and is addicted to codeine. While streetwalking, Trina witnesses a murder, which sets off a series of traumatic events. Trina is taught how to protect herself from predators and the sisters take on an ill-advised revenge mission.

Director’s Statement:

Between my 4th and 5th USC semesters, I had a lung infection related to Cystic Fibrosis and spent a traumatic month in the hospital. The emergency surgeries, intensive care, opioid dependency, and pressure to recover to return to school gave me newfound purpose. I left the hospital needing to speak about trauma and its stigma, like the lead character in this film. I wrote “Trauma 4 Life” as a cautionary tale about young people who fail to cope when they allow themselves to suffer quietly in the shadows.

Written by Blacktooth

(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.

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