Writer: Joseph Caston
Director/producer: Phyllis Bancroft
In category: Short Film


Exact Runtime 
00 hr : 20 min : 23 sec

Date of Completion 
July 2011

Country of Production 





Burned is the story of a young woman’s struggle to cope with her life after returning home from serving in the Iraq war.Monica Wilson is a young female veteran who is struggling with accepting the fact that she is suffering from the silent scars of post traumatic stress disorder after returning home from the war in Iraq . As a result of her unwillingness to accept her scars of combat, she self medicates with alcohol and must find her own way to get back on track.

As she struggles to make sense of her life, she has interpersonal conflicts with her mother-in-law, who blames her for her son’s involvement in the war. She also has a chance encounter with a sharp-eyed, no nonsense doctor, who sees through her facade. Monica also finds help from the most unexpected place, a seriously wounded combat veteran who helps to free her from her guilt.




Screening Time & Venue


Time / Date



2:00 PM     Sun, Oct 30

screens with

Scheduler’s Choice

Transformation (12:25)

Redeemer (18:08)

Forever No More(26:50)



Laemmle Sunset 5: Theater 4

$12.50 Matinee