Arising from a short story by Roger Vickery, which was in turn inspired by the experiences of a family whose son had served in Afghanistan, Mum, Me & the IED is focused on Rob, a former army medic suffering from his time in Afghanistan.
His anti-war mother wants to save him.
So do his counsellor and older brother.
But the officer charged with Rob’s recovery is pulling out their stitches.
Racked with guilt, desperate to sort truth from fantasy, Rob starts time travelling between Afghanistan, his early life and now.
Mum, Me and the IED explores the effects of war-induced PTSD on already complex personalities.
Kevin Jackson directs Matilda Brodie, Martin Harper, Elaine Hudson, Philippe Klaus and Joshua Shediak.
Read Jason Blake’s review here.