Following a 20-year Air Force career, he was hired by the Pentagon as a digital media analyst for the DoD's pilot social media program under OSD/PA. For a time he was personally responsible for the social media accounts of Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis and @DeptofDefense.

Ellmore became a mental health activist following a near-fatal dose of sleeping pills while on active duty. So, when he discovered cannabis as a treatment for PTSD, he made it his mission to complete the critically-acclaimed documentary, Unprescribed.

Following the success of Unprescribed as an advocacy tool for suicide prevention, Ellmore founded The Unprescribed Inc, a nonprofit media company that produces engaging content for addressing veteran suicide.

Ellmore is a graduate of the Defense Information School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland University College and his master’s from Johns Hopkins University, both in communications.

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Steve Ellmore

Photographer | Filmmaker | Activist - Steve Ellmore is an American filmmaker, veteran and mental health advocate with over 30 years federal service in DoD & VA