Early LightDirected by Ted Schneider
A 24-hour glimpse into an Equine Therapy Program where two Wyoming veterans turn to the healing power of horses to battle their PTSD. Allen and Sam find themselves on a path to self-destruction. Sometimes the only one who hears our cry for help is the last one we expect to be listening.
Nomination: Best Actor – Sean Patrick Higgins
About the Filmmaker
Sean Patrick Higgins – raised the 3rd of 4 gypsy Irish-American children by a mother who battles Multiple Sclerosis and Bipolar, and a father who was a decorated member of the Green Berets in Vietnam. Higgins’ family is war-torn, his folks divorcing when he was 6. Fast-forward through a messy situation leading to his father’s incarceration of 6 years, to homelessness with his mother, to becoming a 3-sport varsity athlete (and football captain), to top graduate of University of Wyoming, to Oxford, to Yale, to care-taker, to the NYC stage – Higgins’ journey these 30 years has been unique to say the least. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
This collection of narrative shorts features four dramas and one comedy.