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Super Heroes

Adapted from an anonymous Facebook post, “Super Heroes’ tells the story of a man whose life is saved by the imagination of a teenager living with Down Syndrome.  With a ‘nothing special’ mentality and self-esteem waning by the second, Mark wakes every morning to the same traffic, same job, and the same seemingly lackluster life.  One afternoon everything changes when he encounters a teenager with Down Syndrome who mistakes Mark for his hero, Superman.

Awards:  Life Fest Film Festival:  Director’s Choice, Audience Choice

Crew: Written and Directed by:  Ryan MacKenzie Produced by:  Jay Rau and Ryan MacKenzie Editing and Sound Design by:  Jay Rau Music:  Alex Schaaf

Cast: Bobby Pope Sarah Haworth Michael Rice

BACKSTORY: This film was produced with the assistance of “Down Syndrome in Arts and Media’, a non-profit organization providing artistic opportunities for people living with Down Syndrome.

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Awards 2015

Shorts Showcase Annual Festival Award
Shorts Showcase Critics Award
Shorts Showcase Animated Film Category Award
Shorts Showcase Documentary Category Award
Shorts Showcase Drama Category Award
Shorts Showcase Comedy Category Award