Battle Scars (2015)
Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) shows up on his brother Nicky’s (Ryan Eggold, “The Blacklist”) doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) and physical wounds that are unseen yet devastating, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott, ‘Trumbo”) won’t let him. Then, at a local strip club run by a ruthless killer, Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb, “Ray Donovan”), who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous as the brutality Luke so desperately tried to leave behind in The Middle East. BATTLE SCARS examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many veterans face upon returning home.
Director: Danny Buday
Producer: Danny Buday, Heather McComb, George Young Warner, Lane Carlson
Writer: Danny Buday
Cast: Zane Holtz as Luke Stephens, Heather McComb as Michelle, Ryan Eggold as Nicky Stephens, Fairuza Balk as Rifka, David James Elliott as Frank Stephens, Jamal Woolard as Dre, Kristen Renton as Summer, Essence Atkins as Elsie Ramirez, Amy Davidson as Jules Stephens, and Charles Michael Davis as Ramirez