Short Film About Social Anxiety Wins Art With Impact's April 2017 Short Film Competition on Mental Health

Short film 'Limitless' is the 34th short film to enter Art With Impact's mental health film collection

Art With Impact (AWI) is excited to congratulate Rory McLeod for the film 'Limitless’ which is the April 2017 addition to AWI's OLIVE Film Collection. The film follows Zoe, a young woman who debates whether or not to attend her friend's party. We see the impact of her anxiety around social situations as she fears being perceived negatively, with the film providing insight into this internal dialogue in a relatable and impactful way.

Filmmaker Rory McLeod grew up around wildlife in the desert of central Australia where he developed a passion for the environment and social justice. Originally hoping to be the next legendary David Attenborough and film wildlife, his passion for photography eventually evolved into creating a number of short films and in 2015 he started film school in Victoria.

I wanted to draw attention to an issue that many people struggle with everyday.

Rory McLeod, Winning Filmmaker 'Limitless'

Says Rory: ‘I believe that most people experience some level of anxiety at any given time. One of the most common examples I can think of is when you’re with a group of people and you feel like everyone is watching your every movement. For some people it becomes crippling and so it becomes a situation to be avoided

Art With Impact’s monthly film competition awards one winning filmmaker a $1,000 cash prize for a film — up to five minutes in length and of any genre — that uses mental health as the point of interest. Film topics may either be interpretive of mental health, or address it directly. Winning films are added to AWI’s diverse OLIVE Film Collection, which is used in educational outreach programs. Read all submission guidelines here and submit your own film!

Source: Art With Impact