Super Bois

An indie filmmaker discovers his full potential by making a superhero movie with his brother, a young man with autism.

Based on director Jon Mancinetti's unique relationship with his brother Joel.

  • Jon Mancinetti
    Writer & Director
    Loss and Found, The Mask Returns, Future Warrior
  • Lori Alan
    Key Cast
    "Janelle"
    Toy Story, Inside Out, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy
  • Alec Stitick
    Key Cast
    "Joel"
    Scrooge
  • Kaylin Zeren
    Key Cast
    "Monica"
    Global Gains, The Haunting of La LLorona, Onshore
  • Ali Ivosevich
    DP
    Kid, Vaseline, The World Keeps Turning
  • Eric Valencia-Hughes
    1st AC
    Glow, Transparent
  • Mario Hurtado
    Grip
  • Anthony Bouzada
    AD
    Alienated, Redd,
  • Jessica Richards
    Producer
    Loss and Found
  • Kimberly Stewart
    Producer
    Loss and Found
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Comic Book
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FFTG Awards
    New York
    United States
    Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Costume
  • GeekFest
    Ontario
    Canada
    Best Empowerment Film
  • A Show For A Change Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Creativity Award
  • Hollywood Venus Awards
  • Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Quarter Finalist
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    Award Nominee
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Award Winner
  • BIMIFF

    Brazil
    Award Nominee
  • Hollywood Venus Awards
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    Best Director
  • Beyond The Curve
    Paris
    France
    Finalist
  • Courage Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Semi Finalist
  • The Continental Film Festival
    Munich
    Germany
    Nominee
  • Madrid Film Awards
    Madrid
    Spain
    Best Director Semi Finalist
  • North Europe International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
    Cleveland
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Visionary Filmmakers Showcase
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Studio City International Film & TV Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    Brighton
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival
    Choctaw
    United States
    Official Selection
  • FESTIVAL ANGAELICA
    Pasadena
    United States
    Official Selection
  • London Rocks Film Festival
    London
    United States
    Official Selection
  • New Year Film Festival Email | Website

    Official Selection
  • Big Sur Film Festival
    Big Sur
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Film Magazine Fest
    Toronto
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    Official Selection
  • New York Lift-Off Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • SHORT to the Point
    Brașov
    Romania
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
    Idyllwild
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • West Europe international Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    May 9, 2021
    Best Short Comedy, Best Costume Design
  • Dublin Independent Film Festival
    Dublin
    Ireland
    November 12, 2021
    Nominee
Director Biography

Jon grew up making movies with his brothers on a VHS camera. In 2021 he wrote and directed 3 short films that have collectively won 35 awards and counting. He also won several awards for his film, "Super Bois" a heartwarming comedy based on his relationship with his brother. Jon toured the world with his film, "Loss and Found" and helped raise over $50,000 for animal rescues. His work has been seen by over 30 million people on The Dodo and Billboard's SPIN Magazine.

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Director Statement

My goal was to show the unique relationship I have with my brother Joel, in an attempt to shift the audience's perspective of those with disabilities.