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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Jerri Sher, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker talks about her road to filmmaking, her current film, Healing the Brain, and more!



JERRI SHER is an EMMY Award-winning filmmaker. A member of the Directors Guild since 1998, she has completed 22 film and television projects. She wrote, directed and produced QUIET EXPLOSIONS, a documentary feature about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in veterans, athletes and civilians. The film just won the Lilac Award at the SpIFF Int. Film Festival and will be released on November 10, 2020 on Amazon. LIVE LIFE (healing through alternative medicine) her 12-part docu-drama television series was co-produced by Discovery Communications. 



Her short film STEP UP is part of a presentation SANTA MONICA CARES which she created for City/TV Santa Monica, and garnered her 2 EMMYS. It was Ms. Sher's true honor to be selected to create and produce the Retrospective Tribute Film honoring Kathryn Bigelow for the DGA’s 75th Anniversary Gala. She also wrote and produced a film honoring Betty Thomas, Mimi Leder and Patty Jenkins for the Women’s Steering Committee of the DGA. Her short film LIVE LIFE A-Z won the George Lucas Global Education Award at the My Hero Int. Film Festival. Her documentary SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, about the rebirth of 42nd St. NYC, won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Big Bear Lake Int. Film Festival, and the Special Jury Award at The Savannah Film & Video Festival.

A native from Fall River, MA, Jerri earned her BFA, Cum Laude from the University of MA and an MEd, Magna Cum Laude from Springfield College. Ms. Sher was the keynote speaker on Princess Cruise Lines World tour from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia including topics of “Creative Writing” and “Using Documentary Films to Make the World a Healthier Place.” She has taught and guest lectured at several universities throughout the country and abroad.


Ms. Sher entered the transportation industry in the early eighties. Jerri worked for Preston the 151 Line and GOD Guaranteed Overnight Delivery, where she was trained by Anthony Robbins. While working in sales and marketing in the trucking business, she learned the necessary skills to become a producer. Her third career of directing and screenwriting emerged when she wrote a novel about a medical mystery about the cure for HIV/AIDS, “THE TWIG PAINTER”. Her book “How To Have A Successful Bridal Shower A to Z” just became a national #1 best seller on Amazon. Jerri was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award 2019 from Durfee High School, chosen from over 50,000 candidates. She is a member of AWD, IDA, DGA and GreenLight Women and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alan. 


CLICK the link to see a clip from the film

https://vimeo.com/463087269/16c713a5a9 


To stream the film:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/quietexplosions



PRESS RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA Oct. 26, 2020 — Cinema Libre Studio announces the enlightening documentary QUIET EXPLOSIONS: HEALING THE BRAIN by Emmy Award-winning Director Jerri Sher,

about Traumatic Brain Injury and PTS affecting millions of folks worldwide. Their methods of healing are told by legendary Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien (Wash. Redskins) and USC superstar the “Notre Dame Killer “Anthony Davis.


"Quiet Explosions will leave you hurt and stunned. Yet, through all the pain and suffering, Jerri Sher's masterful documentary dares shine light into the dark recesses of medicine to provide a beacon of hope that traumatic brain injuries can be, and should be, handled effectively when caring healthcare providers choose to think differently."

Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN Colonel (ret.), US Army


According to the CDC, over two million people will suffer a TBI each year, stating, “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States.” Director Jerri Sher explores the new treatments given to vets, gymnasts and firefighters by cutting edge doctors, Mark Gordon, MD and Daniel Amen, MD. Former Marine Ben Driebergen, winner of CBS's

“Survivor” season #35 and Shawn Dollar, champion surfer in the Guinness World Records for the highest wave ever surfed (61 ft.) share their heartfelt stories of overcoming PTS and TBI through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and hormone replacements for the brain.


“Quiet Explosions is a game changer like Concussion was with raising public awareness about traumatic brain injuries and hopeful new treatments to help people regain lives worth living.”

James F. Zender, PhD



This film was inspired by the book TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY by Andrew Marr and Adam Marr, who founded the Warrior Angels Foundation to help other veterans with this illness.

Infamous podcast host Joe Rogan interviews Marr and Dr. Gordon throughout the film. Learn more at www.quietexplosions.com | facebook.com/quietexplosions


The trailer can be found on the website and is a preferred link https://quietexplosions.com/


The film is available now for pre-order on DVD - which has some special bonus features - and On Demand starting Nov 10th via the website QuietExplosions.com. It can also be found on Amazon."


Available on DVD and streaming on Amazon and Vimeo on Nov. 10, 2020


CONTACT

Jamie Coker-Robertson

JCR Public Relaitons

JCRpublicrelations@gmail.com


ABOUT CINEMA LIBRE STUDIO:

Cinema Libre Studio is a full-service mini-studio known for producing and distributing high-quality feature films and social impact documentaries. Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, the team has released over 200 films. www.cinemalibrestudio.com| Facebook