DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ~Jax Smith
WRITER | ACTOR | CO-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, Best Cinematography, & Best Performance in a Lead Role
*Nominated for 5 Leo Awards 2018: Screenwriting, Sound, Production Design, Costume Design & Best Short Film