MENTAL – SHORT FILM

DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ~Jax Smith
WRITER | ACTOR | PRODUCER ~Meeshelle Neal

MENTAL is a multiple award winner still circulating festivals.

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.

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
Official Selection of the Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Editing’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Cinematography’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Performance in a Lead Role’ Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the Female Eye Film Festival 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Experimental’ Female Eye 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Sound’ Leo Awards 2018
*Winner of ‘Best Production Design’ Leo Awards 2018
Official Selection of the Femme Wave Film Festival 2018
Official Selection of the Short Circuit Pacific Northwest Tour 2018

Nominated for 5 Leo Awards 2018:
Best
Screenwriting (Meeshelle Neal and Jax Smith)
Best
Sound (John Sawa)
Best
Production Design (Jamie Chrest)
Best
Costume Design (Katie Goold)
&
Best Short Film (Meeshelle Neal, Jax Smith, Liz Levine, Victoria Angell)

Listen here to my interview on Latenight with Cornell where I also talk about “Betwixt” & “Therapy” along with my experience at the Female Eye Film Festival & the WIDC

IMDB

Mental Smoke Poster_2018 Laurels

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