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Synopsis: When the traditional methods of coping with trauma don’t work, what options do you have left? Brandon Kuehn, an Iraq War veteran, believes the best way to face a range of trauma is to reach for literal, physical summits and he isn’t alone. Outdoor therapy is a growing field that is helping people like Brandon who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Constant Thought is an intimate portrayal of Brandon and his attempt to walk the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. It also underscores how stress, of any kind, can be soothed by both using and preserving the lands Brandon fought to protect.


Environmental, Environment, Veteran, Outdoors, Mental Health, Adventure





Run Time

14 minutes


Brandon Kuehn

Directed by

Palmer Morse
Matt Mikkelsen

Director's Bio

Spruce Tone Films is the result of years of collaboration, passion, and friendship founded by filmmakers Palmer Morse and Matthew Mikkelsen. A labor of love, we are a full suite production company with high-quality cinema capabilities telling timely and compelling stories. Our work has appeared on National Geographic, PBS, and in festivals around the world. Our short film “Being Hear” was named “One of the Best Environmental Short Films of 2017” by National Geographic and screened in over 25 film festival world wide. Our work embodies the never ending pursuit of excellence in film production and a passion for expansion of knowledge that can pave the path for a more sustainable future. We are lovers of the outdoors and you’ll find us backpacking, hiking, and climbing, as often as you’ll find us pushing the shutter or recording sounds.

Country of Origin

United States

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