Life of women after military service is seldom portrayed in films. The drama Stand Down Soldier tells the story of Sergeant Stacy Armstrong who returns home from three deployments suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Soon after her return, she and her husband realise their 20-year marriage is about to be another casualty of war. Infidelity, addiction, and a tragic accident test the couple’s commitment.
This fiction film explores some of the issues many returning soldiers confront in their civil life including mental health issues, loneliness, and drug addiction.
Stand Down Soldier is directed, produced and stars Jeryl Prescott Sales (The Birth of a Nation, The Walking Dead). 2015, USA, 82mins, drama, English.
ABOUT JERYL PRESCOTT SALES
"Writer, director, producer, and lead actress in STAND DOWN SOLDIER," Jeryl is an actress best know for her portrayal of Jacqui in The Walking Dead...
She started writing the award winning script for "Stand Down Soldier" after conversations with female family members and friends from her home state of SC who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. The film premiered at the National Black Theater & Film festival in NC, where she owns a home. She is currently bicoastal, also working in CA, and hosting special screenings of Stand Down Soldier in Los Angeles as well.