Phoenix, AZ, October 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Ryan Tree’s End To The Suffering music video is one of the most important films and campaigns you will watch this year. End To The Suffering is a song & short film forwarded by Ryan Tree, an Arizona-based musician, philanthropist and animal welfare activist (http://ryantreemusic.com
PTSD, otherwise known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects about 6 out of 10 men and 5 out of 10 women. End To The Suffering is an empowering single that advocates those afflicted with PTSD who do not have the resources or means to find help.
“I hope to do more than scratch the surface of PTSD. The impact goes deeper than an anxiety disorder. Those who protect our country pay a price their entire lives. PTSD leads to broken families, addiction, and homelessness. Through music, I am determined to inspire others by lending my support and understanding. I believe this video will open eyes and hearts.” - Ryan Tree, Musician & Activist
Produced and directed by Shanice Malakai of Malakai Creative, End To The Suffering tells the harrowing narrative of a single father and Veteran with PTSD who is struggling to raise his son (http://malakaicreative.com
). Not only did the creative process involve a true story of a Veteran with PTSD, but Veterans contributed on set with the crew and they are featured in the film. End To The Suffering sends a special message since it comes straight from those who are affected by PTSD.
“This production definitely took care to include affected Veterans. But even more so, some of these Veterans and families are currently struggling with PTSD. From Volk Lopez, our combat choreographer who has been affected by PTSD, to Sheila and Myrsadyse, a mother and daughter who lost their husband and father, this was a production that understood the fragility of the subject matter.” - Shanice Malakai, Producer, Director & Activist
End To The Suffering was an immersive production that carefully integrated the pain, suffering and passionate journey of people we interact with every day. Ryan’s song is written well, capturing this journey through compelling lyrics and a powerful voice. The song was engineered by Grammy Award winning producer, Jeremy Parker, who helped to shape the hard rock sound.
End To The Suffering starts with understanding.
This project will be giving back to Veterans through carefully selected organizations that provide resources for those with PTSD. Both Ryan Tree and Shanice Malakai are passionate about raising awareness and funds for Veterans using donation and non-profit channels. This is an opportunity for our community and our country to make a difference.
A live premiere of End To The Suffering will take place at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 at 8pm MST.