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Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is often seen as a hopeless disability. Scott Ennis shows why it isn’t.

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About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Timothy Scott Ennis

Having experienced creative success as a poet, Scott is now focusing his creativity on screenwriting. Scott believes firmly in the statement: “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live?”  – Henry David Thoreau

Scott has stood up to live in the following ways:

  • Raised all over the USA due to his father’s service in the US Navy: Washington, Hawaii, Connecticut, Virginia, California, Idaho, and Utah.
  • Spent 2 years in South Africa at the end of apartheid, 1985-1987.
  • 13 years service in the US Army, including Airborne Special Forces. Stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Earned a BA in English Literature, 1993 from Weber State University.
    Worked as a technology project manager for 20 years.
  • Competed in Ironman triathlon and Boston Marathon both in 2009.
  • Presented poetry and related papers at several academic conferences including: The National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Weber State University, Intersections, University of California, Irvine, and Renovations, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Poetry Published by McGraw-Hill and internationally commissioned by Faidon Design, Sweden.
  • Survived a near-fatal accident in 2010 and sustained and lives with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Currently pursuing an MFA online in screenwriting from Academy of Art University.
  • Lives next to the Pacific Ocean in Ocean Shores, Washington with his wife and two daughters.
  • Written more sonnets than Shakespeare and now working on writing more screenplays than Shakespeare’s plays.

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