Almost Sunrise

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About the movie


Film Synopsis

Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey -- a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Will this epic pilgrimage allow them to begin the new life they so desperately seek?


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Impact Campaign

Our vision for the Almost Sunrise IMPACT CAMPAIGN  is to walk with veterans on a path towards healing.

The goals for our impact campaign are three-fold:

The campaign will seek to challenge stereotypes through public education, engage communities through the use of visual and performance arts, and partner with targeted NGO’s to use the film to support and promote their missions.

The campaign will challenge the current view of vets as ‘sick’ or ‘disordered’ and promote the growing body of research and experience around alternative, live-changing ‘treatments’ that are being proven to address the issue of moral injury, such as meditation and outdoor, adventure experience therapy.

There are current efforts led by federal policymakers and legislators to improve Veteran Service Organizations’ ability to promote good psychological health through increased holistic practices. Using existing veteran’s centers, federal resources would help transform facilities into places of comfort, familiarity and health for thousands of men and women and their families.

Take Action! What You Can DO:


We can make a difference!

Right now 22 veterans and 1 active service member take their own lives every day. We urgently need to come together to turn this crisis around.

We are using ALMOST SUNRISE to reach as many veterans as possible, to help shine a spotlight on different paths towards healing, and to affect legislative change in support of veterans wellness.

We have plans to roll out a robust grassroots community screening tour to reach every corner of the country. We need your help to make this a reality and are grateful for any contribution you can make.


Veterans Resources


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for returning veterans and their families. We provide safe and effective techniques for stress relief, greater health and well-being, and empowerment.


We are the first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and Veteran suicide.


The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.


  • 27May

    Telluride MountainFilm

    • May 27 2016 6:30 p.m
    • Michael D. Palm Theatre
  • 29May

    Telluride MountainFilm

    • May 29 2016 9:15 a.m
    • High Camp - Telluride Conference Center
  • 30May

    Telluride MountainFilm

    • May 30 2016 11:45 a.m
    • High Camp - Telluride Conference Center
  • 11June

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    • June 11 2016 9:15 pm
    • IFC Center
  • 13June

    Human Rights Watch Film Festival

    • June 13 2016 6:30 pm
    • IFC Center
  • 23June

    AFI DOCS Film Festival

    • Jun 23 2016 4:00 pm
    • Landmark 1
  • 24June

    AFI DOCS Film Festival

    • Jun 24 2016 6:45 pm
    • IFC Center


Michael CollinsDirector
Marty SyjucoProducer
Eric MetzgarFilm Editor
Clarissa de Los ReyesDirector of Photography
Gideon de VilliersCinematographer and Assistant Editor
Claire RatinonCo-producer
Erin SorensonImpact Campaign Producer
Chris SheridanExecutive Producer
Patty KimExecutive Producer


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