Wake Up, Leonard w/There Are Mermaids in LA

Part comedy, part self-help nightmare, WAKE UP, LEONARD follows one man”s quest for wellness while failing miserably to stay on his vibe. This is the story of a broken-hearted seeker with a tenuous grasp on his mental health, but an admirable faith in the Universe. Will Leonard learn how to not only love his higher self, but his lower self too? This improvised feature was shot during the pandemic and explores themes of mental wellness, queer love, and self acceptance.

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There Are Mermaids in LA

Comedy Short by Summer Benowitz • USA • 2021 • 13 mins.

Chaos ensues in this twisted fairytale when a mute and naked redhead washes up in the backyard of a woman unable to sit quietly with herself.




Kat Mills Martin


Nigel DeFriez, Kira Pearson, Kanoa Goo, Kat Mills Martin, Dominique Toney, Maria Krovatin