THE WAR IN BETWEEN tells the story of an incredible bond between man and animal,
and an extraordinary treatment program helping US Army Veterans and wild wolves recover from PTSD.
Set up by Matt Simmons and Lorin Linder, the Lockwood Animal Rescue Centre (LARC) is located a few miles
north of Los Angeles. In this truly unique recovery program, US Veterans and wild wolves fight
the same difficulties in re-entering society.
In this documentary, filmmaker Riccardo Ferraris gets right to the heart of two extraordinary relationships.
One between James – a US Marine veteran, who served twice in Iraq,
has struggled with alcoholism and attempted suicide – and Kiey, a gray wolf rescued from a roadside attraction in Alaska;
the other between Juan – a veteran sniper in Afghanistan,
who came to the LARC after experiencing the difficulties of resuming everyday life after the war – and Virginia,
a wolf puppy saved from certain death in a shelter in Sacramento.
From producer Stefano Gallini, THE WAR IN BETWEEN is a chilling, visceral meditation on the need
for a Back to Nature Therapy program as an alternative to the regular drug therapy recommended by the US VA.
Director/ Producer/ Cinematographer
Riccardo Ferraris is an Italian director based in Los Angeles. He is currently US correspondent for RSI (Swiss National Television).
STEFANO GALLINI DURANTE
Executive producer of the award winning feature film White Shadow. In 2015, he produced the feature film Voice from The Stone, starring Emilia Clarke.
Federico Ferrandina produces and arranges music in different genres: orchestral, jazz, tango and pop/rock. In November 2012 he received two Global Music Awards, for the song «What We Are" and for the instrumental piece «Paradigma».
His most recent features include «La Foresta di Ghiaccio» and «They Call Me Jeeg Robot»
which won the 2016 David di Donatello award for Best Editing.