after the sirens

Directed and produced by Kevin Eastwood, After the Sirens is a POV documentary about the epidemic of PTSD amongst paramedics. The suicide rate amongst first responders has reached crisis level and continues to rise each year. What's behind this? Why are the people who choose to save lives ending their own in record numbers? The documentary After the Sirens tells the stories of paramedics on the frontlines of the crisis.

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Directed & Produced by Kevin Eastwood

Produced by Optic Nerve Films for CBC Television

Distributed by Beyond International



  • Winner: Mindset Award for Best Workplace Mental Health Reporting, CAJ Awards

  • Winner: Best Cinematography & Best Music Score, Leo Awards

  • Nominee: Best Documentary, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

  • Nominee: Best Short Documentary Program & Best Direction, Leo Awards