The hero in our movie plays God and gets punished for it. But instead of a hero like the arrogant scientist Victor Frankenstein, our hero is a traveling “motivational expert” named Ben who lives to help people do the things they need to be happy. Instead of using electricity to kick-start a corpse back to life, Ben uses hypnotism to inspire inept telemarketers to perform their jobs better, and prevent a man from dying of a heart attack.
And instead of gothic a horror tale that takes place in 18th century Europe, we present Mr. Mental as an absurd comedy set in the low-rent environs of Commerce City, Colorado. Despite the twist, however, the lesson remains the same: Play God and you unleash monsters.
Interesting word “monster”: derived from the Latin “monstrum” which is defined as an odd occurrence. But the root of monstrum is monere – which is defined as 'to show' or demonstrate. And that’s what attracted me to the Frankenstein myth: the monster as a demonstration of the dark side of the human animal. Our monster is Ned and the inept telemarketers he helps.
Mr. Mental is an absurd take on the Promethean myth, and is graced with a bevy of awesome local actors and a great director. We hope you will help us make the movie better by donating to our Kickstarter campaign. You can do this by clicking the KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN button located on the top of this page.