Award of Merit – “Benny” (Australia)

Title: Benny
Runtime: 10 min
Country: Australia 
Director: Mandella Saaid
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2017

Synopsis: A hitman suffering from Bipolar and in his early 30s is struggling to settle down, living in a world that only he can fully understand. Enter therapist Dr Anita Blackjade who uses her expertise to slowly crack open the darkness that is ‘Benny’. Does she hold the ticket to Benny’s freedom or is she just another pawn in his twisted mind.