Story Structure

This project is about a Military Veteran who decided to become a Massage Therapist to help his fellow Service Men and Women who suffer from war injuries and (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and option of Physical Healing instead of being addicted to prescription drugs or illegal substances. This project will also shine a light on how Massage Therapy can be helpful to any and everyone who is willing to receive and appreciate the power of Physical Healing.

What’s the narrative spine of your piece?
US Veterans suffering from PTSD and massage therapy being a source of physically and mentally healing.

What are your main characters?
Dante Toomer (Retired US Military) (Massage Therapist)
Kimberly Johnson (Neurologist)
Instructor (National Holistic Institute)
US Veteran (who suffered from PTSD and gets massages)

What are your plans for getting footage besides boring talking head shots?
B-Roll footage of Lake Merritt, V.A. Hospital, Neurology Center and Massage Spa.

How is conflict driving your story?
The amount of US Veterans and Civilians suffering from PTSD and the assumptions about it being untreatable.

What kind of change do you wish to unfold within your piece?
Getting the audience to understand the seriousness about this troubling illness and that they don’t have to rely on prescription medicine and procedures like shock therapy. There are healthy modalities that can treat PTSD.

What’s the inciting incident and point of entry in your story?
Clips of pain and suffering from many different traumas that has caused PTSD.

What issues do you foresee making your piece visually strong?
Filming Schedule