Around Down and Through - Short Film

Depression is personal to me considering I had some major battles with this growing up. 

This story is about a paralyzed vet, and though it focuses on depression and PTSD, it truly is about all people and their personal hurdles in life. 

Nick is a soldier who was parylized from the waist down during his deployment. Now, he is home with his loving family. Together, they struggle with this new hurdle, but in the end, Nick is the same person he was when he left... he just doesn't know it yet. He hasn’t changed, but the perception he has of himself has been altered by his obstacle. What Nick doesn't know is that if he does not deal with this, if he succumbs to it, he will be lost, ultimately losing himself and his family.


I want to reach people struggling and give them HOPE.

The point of this project is to bring hope and understanding to anyone suffering inside. My wish, my desire, is the chance to impact even just one person who can impact another person and another, and another, then I have done exactly what I have set out to do... start a ripple of change that will reach far and wide.


Thank you for being part of this campaign and joining us in the making of this film!




John Wilkins III as "Nick"
An actor known for his All-American look and charismatic ease. His recent work includes a series regular role in the Sony Playstation pilot "Banned In Boise," a principal turn in the Netflix feature "Burning Sands" opposite Trevante Rhodes ("Moonlight"), and anchoring the independent feature "Sure Thing."


Rudi Goddard as "Samantha"

Known for Around Down and Through, Host (II) (2018), Frankie (II) (2016)


Jesi Jensen as "Lily"

Known for Devil's Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge (2020), Dark Iris (2018), Lost Indie Mix (2017), Abstruse (I) (2019)

Junes Zahdi as "Jackson"

After moving to Los Angeles, Junes immediately gained a supporting role on ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights," alongside Vanessa Williams. Junes then began filming, "To Rest in Peace", which became a Cannes favorite and has won awards at various film festivals. While playing Aiden in "Ma Cite mon Histoire", sponsored by Vanity Fair and Banana Republic, Junes grabbed the attention of Emmy award nominated DP Cira Felina Bolla, who then cast him as the lead of the film "Feroz", where his role as a sociopath received critical acclaim.


Arielle Olkhovsky as "Kenadee"

Born to Act, Arielle is a creative young girl, who began acting when she was 5 years old. She started her career from modeling and quickly moved on to stage and film. Arielle has had roles in over forty short and full feature movies, ranging from comedy, dark comedy, drama to crime, action and horror genres. She played twins in story about mafia families "I Declare War" TV Series (Amazon), Grace - daughter of two divers in experimental thriller "Dark Below" (Theatrical, DVD & Red Box, International distribution), spoiled girl Genevieve in comedy "Married on Monday"(Amazon) and Hillary - caring friend of main character Eli in "My Soul to Keep", among of many other roles.

Kayden Bryce as "Crystal"

Kayden got her start in April, 2017 when she was cast as Tiffany, the young daughter of an ex-gangster in the multi-award winning feature film "In Guns We Trust" (September 2017), and has quickly made a name for herself in the Midwest film circles. She has been cast in lead and supporting roles in such films as Triggered (2019), Just Another Dream, Ring of Silence, Bennett's Song, Confessions of an Exorcist and more.


Dale Hills As "Marine 1"

Known for Final Session (2019), Blood Moon (V), First Blood (2017), Unraveled (II)(2017)

Joey Catalano as "Marine"

Joey Catalano is an American Actor, Producer and Director. He grew up in Detroit and then Redford, Michigan where he graduated from Redford Union High School.

Known for After Dark (2015), Pink Heat (2015), Rabid (2013), Papers Xii: Paper Trail Pt 2. (2018)


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Pk Moe 
Portland, MI

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