DENVER — The latest film from Keep It Moving Productions made its premiere in Denver earlier this month.

"Diamond In The Rough" is a powerful story of one family's journey to overcome the hardships brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness and substance abuse. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that occurs in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.

Actor Clifton Powell stars and co-produced the film. Powell is known for numerous television shows, including "Saints and Sinners," "Hawaii 5-0," "Black Lightning" and the "The Family Business," as well as movie roles in "Ray," "Deep Rising" and "Rush Hour." 

Powell plays a character in "Diamond In The Rough" who suffers from PTSD, 

"PTSD...it can be a spiral that you can get into and it just goes out of control," Powell said.

He said he was drawn to this particular film by his lasting friendships with the Keep It Moving Productions team. Keep It Moving Productions is a movie production company based in Denver.

"What's missing in this country right now is people loving each other and overcoming the odds," Powell said.   

He said "Diamond In The Rough" shows that any one can overcome their circumstances.

"Your situation does not dictate your destination," added owell's friend, fellow actor, story creator and co-producer Clay Walker.

"Diamond In The Rough" is currently in distribution.

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