Once I was a kid, just like you. My mother was the smartest and most beautiful woman in the world, and she loved me very much. But, I don't have any memory of that person. My mother is also Paranoid Schizophrenic. All I remember is the monster.
This short film is part of a much larger story, one that my wife and I started writing over 20 years ago. This is also one of my earliest memories of when I was a child and the initial inspiration for that larger story. But before I go any further, I need to make something clear. My mother is not a monster. My mother is another victim of a monster called mental illnesses. Yes, I wasn't able to experience a mother's love as most people do, but my mother wasn't able to love her children as most mothers do. I made a choice long ago, I decided that I was going to turn all my suffering as a child into something good. I convince my self that if I told my story, I could probably help other people make better choices when confronted with similar situations. I AM HERO is how the story starts.
I AM HERO
Written and Directed by Ricardo Bernardini, Compositing and 3D FX by Ricardo Bernardini and Javier Beltran, Sound design by Rick Mckee, Hero (@20 years old) played by Howie Gordon, Hero @(8 years old) played by Leonardo Bernardini, Mother played by Heather Schwartz, Illustrations by Leonardo Bernardini, Victoria Bernardini and Maria Emilia Castillo, Makeup Veronica Duran, Music by Filmstro, Executive producer Gabriela Lanza, Alessio Bernardini and Jaime Creixems. This movie could not be made without the Help of Maria Eugenia Garriga, Gilcarima Lanza and Nanda Gutierrez, Richard Masters who let us take over his gym to make this happen!!