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28 April 2019

Missing in action.

by Andrew MacGregor

Combat Stress: “Bring Them Home” - 90s

This graphic piece of work for Combat Stress reminds us that for many military veterans, surviving the battle is only the beginning. As a group of World War II squaddies tread lightly across enemy territory, we realise one soldier is noticeably older than his comrades… and already has the look of someone who has seen too much.

His silent dread is soon punctured by a hail of gunfire, as the cast are brutally cut down by enemy soldiers. The event leaves the elderly protagonist trapped in more ways than one, as we're told such trauma doesn't let go of its victims willingly.

Punchy sound design and visceral camerawork sell the stakes admirably, with the charity imploring viewers to help others return home to safety through effective counselling and support.

Creative: Jack Croft / Stacey Bird
Business Team: Jane English
Senior Producer: Liz Arnott
Director: Barry Dyer
1st AD: Emma Pounds / Casper Campbell
Cinematographer: Tom Elliott
1st AC / Focus Puller: Gary Long
2nd AC: Milo Brown
Production Designer: Hamish Macleod
Make-Up: Susana Mota
Editor: Sara Faulkner
Film Lab: Cinelab London Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Sian Hagan @ Envy Advertising Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Toby Tomkins @ Cheat
Flame: Dean Wyles @ Envy Advertising Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Rich Martin @ Envy Advertising Ⓟ Ⓦ

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