UnLonely Film Festival 6

Early Light

Two Wyoming veterans turn to the healing power of equine therapy to battle their PTSD.

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Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

“My Father served in Vietnam as an ASA member of the Green Berets. The rest of his life he silently battled his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide in America. It is my sincerest hope this film will serve as catalyst for discussion about Mental Wellness and Equine Therapy. A percentage of all funds raised to create this film were donated directly to Sheridan, Wyoming’s CHAPS Equine Assisted Therapy Veteran’s program.”

-Sean Patrick Higgins (Writer, Actor & Producer)


Ted Schneider is a Manhattan based Writer/Director. He has a passion for narrative filmmaking, in particular, narratives focused on America’s working class. He currently has two other shorts making debuts in 2020/2021, “Iqaluit” and “15 Elmont”. He is an MFA candidate at Brooklyn College Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


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