About Veterans For Gun Reform
When it comes to national security, we often look to military veterans for leadership and informed opinions. With domestic mass shootings now claiming more lives than any other form of terrorism, and in the wake of yet another senseless school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the voices of military veterans carry more weight than ever. The debate on gun control is complicated. And there are many citizens who feel it may be somehow un-American or unpatriotic to support a ban on certain firearms.
But it’s not.
And hearing this message from those who have served in the armed forces can be at once inspiring, reassuring and empowering.
About Director and US Army Combat Veteran Kyle Hausmann-Stokes
The video is written and directed by Kyle Hausmann-Stokes. Kyle served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant, airborne infantryman, and convoy commander in Iraq. He’s been creating military and veteran-themed content for a decade for organizations like the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Easter Seals Veterans Initiative. In 2012, he co-founded VFT: Veterans in Film & Television, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to bringing together and supporting veterans working and aspiring to work in the entertainment industry. At more than 3,000 active members nationwide (most in the greater Los Angeles area), Kyle has cultivated and connected an ecosystem of veterans from of all ages, genders, ethnicities and military backgrounds. VFT has become the go-to source for the entertainment industry to find, cast and hire military veterans for film, television, commercial and digital content.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER - Ellen Utrecht, Executive Producer, MikeTeevee
The video was initiated and produced by MikeTeevee, a production company founded in the Netherlands and is currently based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. Producers Ellen Utrecht, Rosanne Surie and creative director Hugo Keijzer started working together to focus their combined talent, experience and limitless energy on creating meaningful content for brands, companies and causes. They believe in the transformative power of storytelling and will always strive to use this influential medium to inspire positive change in the world.