Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky (Ryan Eggold)’s doorstep after a tour in Afghanistan. Suffering from both P.T.S.D. and physical wounds, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) won’t let him. At a gentleman’s club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into turbulent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality Luke so desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan.
PLAYING FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Danny Buday wrote and directed Battle Scars. Previously, Danny wrote and directed 5 Star Day, starring Cam Gigandet and Jena Malone. 5-Star Day won the Jury Award for Best Feature at the Stony Brook Film Festival and was honored as the Opening Night Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Danny has an MFA in directing from the American Film Institute (AFI). He resides in Los Angeles, CA.