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.