This past weekend, I attended the Creation Entertainment Official TVD Convention where I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Bewley. There, Charlie mentioned his new project Thunder Road. Wanting to help support, I asked fellow TVD fan and Thunder Road supporter, Nadine Lam Watt, to give us a little insight into what Thunder Road is all about and how you can help this great cause!
As Galen Vaughn on The Vampire Diaries Charlie Bewley is no stranger to dealing with adversity, and while his attempt to best the elusive Silas may have led to his untimely end, one can only hope he’s successful in his newest endeavor.
On July 31 Charlie’s production company Astoria Entertainment launched a campaign to fund their very first film Thunder Road. The film is “a no holds barred account of post war life” as described by Astoria co-founder and writer, Steven Grayhm. Grayhm was inspired to create the film because he felt that there were no current films that spoke to the issue of veterans acclimating themselves back into civilian life as well as their issues with mental health including PTSD. “We will work hard every day to do everything humanly possible to make sure that Thunder Road gives a voice to the ghosts who walk amongst us.”
“There is no movie out there for this generation’s soldier which truly explores the psychological repercussions of life after war.” says Grayhm.
Grayhm was further motivated to create the film after going across the USA with Astoria co-founders Charlie Bewley and Matt Dallas, to speak with veterans and other people affected by the experiences of those who have served. Grayhm has taken first-hand accounts of these struggles and used them to create the script, allowing Thunder Road to serve as a voice to millions who have a very important story to be told. “We will be the messengers for those who need to be heard. This we believe in and will keep alive.” says Dallas.
“We pledge to make an honest and authentic film that represents the true struggles and triumphs of the brave men and women around the world who have written a blank check to their god and government with their lives to uphold and fight for our freedoms…” — Matt Dallas, Steven Grayhm and Charlie Bewley.