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Stephen O’Shea (TAMU class of 2013) has been working on a documentary about veterans and their stories. O’Shea is a former Glasscock Summer Scholar and English major. During the pilot year of the Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars program, O’Shea developed a project on veterans narratives with his faculty director, Dr. Marian Eide.

HELL OR HIGH SEAS follows U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around Cape Horn, the world’s most treacherous ocean waters. The documentary is a moving portrait of a veteran using his own painful journey with PTSD to find healing for himself, and pave a smoother path for veterans returning to civilian life. From director Glenn Holsten, producer Chayne Gregg, and executive producer Robert Irvine, HELL OR HIGH SEAS is an adventure film with a deep, universal message about perseverance and hope.