PTSD Love Stories is a story of hope and an exploration of the identity, love and relationships of the carers who give up their dreams to care for those they love. Their patients are their nearest and dearest who suffer from PTSD as a result of trauma incurred in their work in the triple zero services of Fire, Ambulance and Police, and the Australian Defence Force. Who cares for the Carers? We follow three individuals who are now reawakening their dreams. Join them as they find ways forward to love, to care and still be free to find their identity and fulfill their own needs. PTSD Love Stories combines observational documentary and re-enactment with animation, the film shines a light on mental health, trauma, PTSD, suicide, and stigma in the workplace.
Arun is a Thai-Australian documentary filmmaker and a founding partner of Seeding Time Pictures, a Brisbane and Bali-based production company that celebrates diverse and authentic voices to communicate stories that matter. Born and raised in a remote rural village in North-East Thailand, Arun arrived in Australia at 16 with limited English, she found her voice through visual medium. Her social impact documentary Bigger than Boobs won the Asia Pacific Screen Award Brisbane Short Film Fund (2018), a place in DocEdge Kolkata pitching incubation (2019), and is currently in post-production for its feature-length version. PTSD Love Stories (2022) feature documentary won Screen Queensland Completion Fund, and its half-hour version was released on ABC Compass in 2021. She worked in the Assistant Directing team on Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives (2022) and produced Epilogue (2022), an observational documentary about life and death, which premiered at the Brisbane International Film Festival.