The compelling documentary follows the lives of several U.S. Army and Marine veterans as they return home from the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to find a new set of challenges awaiting them: rehabilitation from lasting physical and emotional injuries and re-integration into civilian life as they search for a new future.
Directed and produced by David Corlew, the veteran filmmaker enlisted writer/co-producer Tim Weeks and editor/director of photography Nathan Shuppert to help bring the patriotic documentary to life. Country music legend Charlie Daniels hosts and narrates the program, which includes exclusive interviews with friends and family of the returning veterans. The film also features also a special appearance by Major General Terry "Max" Haston, Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard.
“I am honored to team with GAC’s Sarah Trahern and Suzanne Gordon to tell the stories like these that need to be told,” says d corlew films’ David Corlew. “Through this process, we’re hoping to inspire our communities to reach out, and in some small way, to support the men and women who choose to serve and protect our nation.”
“For all the brave men and women who serve our country, the reality is that the battle is not over when they return home,” says GAC’s Suzanne Gordon. “GAC is pleased to feature these stories on our returning heroes.”
GAC air dates and times for “The Journey Home: A Soldier’s Story” (all times Eastern):
11/07/12 2 a.m., 10 p.m.
11/10/12 2:30 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
11/11/12 2:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
11/12/12 1:30 a.m., 4 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
11/13/12 Midnight, 9:30 a.m., 8 p.m.
About Great American Country (GAC):
Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at www.GACTV.com.
GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI).
About d corlew films:
d corlew films was formed in 2005 by manager/publisher, David Corlew, a 40-year music industry veteran. d corlew films is a multi-faceted film services company. Since its inception, the company’s specialty has been concert/documentary projects as well as documentaries that tell the stories of the interview subjects in a highly personal and intimate way, focusing on the men and women of our nations military.
Since 2005, David Corlew has shot countless hours of footage during his multiple trips to Iraq, Afghanistan and Southwest Asia, as well as several recording sessions and interviews for Charlie Daniels’ duet release Deuces and Joy To The World: A Bluegrass Christmas. On August 9, 2007, Corlew (as Executive Producer and B-unit Director of Photography)