Mental - Short Film

Official Selection of the Covellite International Film Festival 2017
*Winner of 'Achievement in Filmmaking Best Short Form' Covellite 2017 
Official Selection of the Danforth Short Film Festival 2017 
*Winner of 'Award of Excellence' One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2017
Official Selection of the Vancouver Short Film Festival 2018
*Winner of Raindance Vancouver's 'Underdog Award' 2018
Official Selection of the Philip K. Dick Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the International Women in Film Festival 2018

Alicia sees reality through a dream­like lens of externalized psychotic episodes. Caught in a loop of depression and anxiety she uses prescription drugs to numb herself. Unable to discern what is real and what is imaginary, she finally gives into her inner voice’s advice and embraces her biggest fear.

Sometimes the only way out is through.

Press release: Award-Winning Short Sparks Conversation Around Mental Health
Press release: Vancouver Filmmakers Score Recognition And Dual Film Screenings At Upcoming New York City Film Festival 

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