New Short Film By VINCENT ALLEN ‘Mentally Challenged’


‘Mentally Challenged’


Directed, edited, videography and audio by Vincent Allen. Actress Jessica Arena, Actor Herb Cole. Assisstant director Enise McCormmick. Sponsored by PARTY FEVER Daniel Balansam Koroma and Leslie Bernier Allen.


This was a film submitted to the 2013 Philadelphia 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT by Vincent Allen and The Goodwill Films team.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.

On Friday night, you are assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, that must be included in your movie. 48 hours later, you must submit your film.

“Mentally Challenged”

A Mentally Challenged Woman takes desperate measures to make sure she gets all the money left to her and her adopted brother Scott, who appears to be mentally challenge but is just under the illness of the poisonous doses of drugs his sister began to give him in his favorite snack, cookies, which turned him from a perfectly healthy normal guy… to almost non functional vegetable physically, with the idea of weakening him and holding him captive until the first yr is over at which point she is free to kill him and get all the money her parents left for herself. Although he appears to be the mentally challenged one he isn’t…hes just poisoned in need of help… but Ms. Moran on the other hand is a straight out psychopath willing to do anything to get what she wants. But the obvious signs of him appearing Mentally ill, were only meant to distract the audience from the hard hitting write in your face fact that his sister is CRAZY!!!! We wanted to leave it up to the audience to put it all together… So watch it again and this time ask yourself…. who reallllly is the one with the Mental Challenges…

-Vincent Allen


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