UNTOLD CONTENT LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING
CAMPAIGN FOR DOCUMENTARY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE: A BURN PIT STORY
Los Angeles, California (August 10, 2023) Untold Content Group, helmed by producer Joel M. Gonzales (The Long Game) have announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for their documentary, Thank You For Your Service: A Burn Pit Story. The campaign aims to raise capital to support the production and distribution of this powerful film, shedding light on the plight of veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The campaign is scheduled to kick off on August 10th, the first anniversary of the signing of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The crowdfunding campaign will provide an opportunity for audiences to contribute directly to the production of the film and be a part of this groundbreaking project. The documentary is being produced by Joel M. Gonzales, CEO of Untold Content Group and Hector Felix, who served as cinematographer. Co-Produced by Sovanna Mam and Kevin Flounlacker.
Thank You For Your Service: A Burn Pit Story delves into the devastating consequences faced by military members who have been exposed to burn pits, which have been used to dispose of waste materials, a common practice during the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary will bring to light the urgent need for recognition and support for our veterans, who suffer from severe health issues because of their exposure to toxic fumes.
The inspiration behind the film comes from the founding of Burn Pits 360, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of veterans affected by burn pits. The organization was founded in honor of Army Captain Le Roy Torres, who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including a deployment to Balad, Iraq from 2007-2008 and his wife Rosie Torres, who are the driving force behind this initiative. Torres himself battles Constrictive Bronchiolitis and Toxic Brain Injury, both linked to exposure to burn pits during his service.
“The idea for Burn Pits 360 started on our kitchen table. We had not done anything like this before. We both wanted to be able to help military personnel so they could get the medical care they so desperately need and deserve. From our humble beginnings with a single file cabinet from Office Depot all the way to Congress and standing next to President Joe Biden took five challenging years” said Rosie Torres.
“At Untold Content Group, we strive to bring social justice through the stories we tell. None more deserving than Rosie and Captain Le Roy Torres’s story. We want to put a spotlight not only in their triumph in Congress but also on the hundreds of thousands of military personnel who will benefit from knowing they are not alone” added producer Joel M. Gonzales.
With Thank You For Your Service: A Burn Pits Story, Untold Content Group has partnered with Fanny and Nelson Grande at Support Our Story, whose parent company is Avenida Productions, to run the crowdfunding campaign. Collectively, they aim to raise awareness about this critical issue and provide a platform for our courageous veterans and their families to get better medical care and support. The film will shed light on the long-lasting physical and mental health challenges faced by these brave individuals, emphasizing the need for better support and medical care.
Untold Content Group and Joel M. Gonzales are represented by A3 Artists Agency and DLA Piper.
For more information about Burn Pits: www.burnpitts360.org
Link to the Crowdfunding Campaign: https://www.supportourstory.com/burnpitsmovie