"So to get better, you have to get worse," he said. "You actually have to address that stuff." Both veterans felt exhausting themselves physically got them to a point where they could really determine why they were feeling those feelings.
Collins said it was one thing to follow the veterans' journey across the beautiful landscape of the United States, "but really tracking what's going on inside of them was a challenge that we were always facing."
The walk took five months. Though they accomplished a lot, they felt like there was still a lot more to do.
The veterans and film crew hope everyone including veterans and their families see the film and take something away from it. They have established a campaign to make sure veterans get the help and care they need.
"Almost Sunrise" will premiere in Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Show times are Saturday, October 1 at 7pm at the Oriental Theater and Sunday, October 2 at 10:30am also at the Oriental Theater.