Director K. Lorrel Manning
Starring David Fonteno, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Cuomo, Willmer Calderon
HAPPY NEW YEAR is the story of Sergeant Cole Lewis (Michael Cuomo, Orange Is the New Black) who, mentally and physically scarred by his time served in Iraq and Afghanistan, finds humanity, compassion and friendship in a group of similarly injured veterans in the psychiatric ward of a remote veterans hospital. The group?ranging from guys left behind from World War II and Vietnam, to those injured in the Middle East?slowly become his new family. Along with them, Sgt. Lewis will attempt to redefine his sense of self, and find a new place in the world. And through humor and pathos, he becomes a ray of hope in the ward, as the men find a way to combat their postwar grief. However, just as their luck starts to change, Sgt. Lewis soon faces his fiercest battle yet. This inspirational indie drama co-stars J.D. Williams (HBO's Oz and The Wire), Jose Yenque (Traffic), and Will Rogers (The Bay). Caution: Features content that some may find disturbing.