Captain Zero

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Captain Zero: Into The Abyss (Full Short Film)
Cutting Edge Animation LLC.

Captain Zero: Into The Abyss (Full Short Film)

 

FILM SYNOPSIS

JOURNEY INTO THE PSYCHE OF XERXES HUGHES, A TEENAGER WHOSE DOUBLE LIFE AS A SUPERHERO AND STRUGGLES WITH DEPRESSION ARE CAUSING HIM TO EXPERIENCE BLACKOUTS. WE EXPLORE HIS MIND, WORLD, AND THE EVENTS THAT HAVE LED HIM TO SEEK OUT THERAPY.

 

IT STARS POSE (2018) AND AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011) ACTRESS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANGELICA ROSS AS DR.NIOBE, XERXES’ THERAPIST, AND CONFIDANT.

DID YOU KNOW?

AS OF 2018, SUICIDE BECAME THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN BLACK CHILDREN AGED 10-14, AND THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN BLACK ADOLESCENTS AGED 15-19?

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I WAS ALMOST THAT STATISTIC.

AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY I MADE CAPTAIN ZERO. I BELIEVE THIS SHOW HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AN ENTERTAINING WAY TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL HEALTH AND SAVE A FEW LIVES ALONG THE WAY.

PREMISE

A SOCIAL MEDIA-OBSESSED SUPERHERO MUST FIND THE CAUSE OF HIS DEPRESSION-FUELED BLACKOUTS IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS CITY AND HIMSELF.

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OUR MESSAGE

OUR GOAL FOR CAPTAIN ZERO IS TO CREATE A GRIPPING NARRATIVE WITH A TIMELY, HEARTFELT MESSAGE. AND THAT MESSAGE IS THAT EVERY PERSON HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A HERO. EVEN IF THE LIFE SAVED IS THEIR OWN.

NEED HELP?

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS PLEASE CALL THE SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE. THE LIFELINE PROVIDES 24/7, FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE IN DISTRESS, PREVENTION AND CRISIS RESOURCES FOR YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES, AND BEST PRACTICES FOR PROFESSIONALS.

1-800-273-8255