At its core, Hell or High Seas is a film about brotherhood. The remarkable bond of friendship, and a veteran using his own painful journey to make a smoother path for those who come after him.
This mission-driven, personal journey film follows Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters — to raise awareness of and spark solutions for veterans' suicide. Their soulful journey reveals the beauty of our natural world, and the restorative power of nature.
Over twenty U.S. veterans commit suicide every day. It’s a dark, ironic fact that the transition for military personnel into civilian life can be deadlier than combat itself. Months after returning to civilian life, Taylor Grieger found himself alone, adrift and experiencing the symptoms of PTSD.
Through documenting this extraordinary journey, Hell or High Seas will educate audiences to the very real struggles veterans face when they return home. In screenings and outreach efforts, the film will create a thoughtful dialogue about how we can change this situation. Veterans will realize that they are not alone, that the symptoms attached to their transition are normal. While our main characters are flawed, their extraordinary honesty and vulnerability is inspiring. It will encourage others to speak openly about their issues, and seek help.
Taylor is no longer lost. He is now focused and determined to help others who may have experienced the same PTSD nightmare. His dream is to run sailing expeditions for veterans to create the same healing journey that he experienced.
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