Mensch

When a veteran has a break in reality he must navigate his blending military and civilian lives, deciding what is real and what is not.

  • Derek A Allison
    Director
  • Derek A Allison
    Writer
  • Holly Cook
    Writer
  • Holly Cook
    Producer
  • Derek A Allison
    Producer
  • Kyle Krogen
    Key Cast
  • Tamir Elbassir
    Key Cast
  • Tony Tafares
    Director of Photography
  • Jacob Gilbert
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k, Sony F5, RED Epic Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35, 1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Derek A Allison

Derek originally hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia. After spending several years in Los Angeles as an assistant for the producers and filmmakers behind the award-winning documentary Mile… Mile and a Half, he decided to move to Austin to broaden his experience. As a filmmaker, Derek strives to create stories that highlight different human experiences. After directing his two first short films, Temperament and Night’s Tour, he felt that it was time to challenge himself with his first ever passion project, Mensch.

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Director Statement

“This film will be extremely therapeutic for me. While I am still learning to live with PTSD myself, the entire process of preparing for this film has been cathartic, to say the least."