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Depressed: Quick Fixes

A whimsical journey that delves into a young woman’s mental health crisis.


In Greg Smith’s short comedy, written and starring the talented Nadia Osman, the narrative humorously navigates the depths of Osman’s character’s “soul-crushing depression”, cleverly exploring external solutions to her existential crisis. The film maintains a light-hearted tone while subtly conveying a sincere message about the intricacies of mental health.

Osman’s character embarks on a series of comically futile attempts to alleviate her depression, from retail therapy and beauty care to hiking, all brilliantly capturing the transient nature of external remedies. The narrative takes a turn when she encounters Dennis Curlett’s character, introducing a dose of reality and the potential for genuine healing, yet the protagonist remains resistant, providing a humorous yet poignant commentary on the challenges of addressing internal struggles.

The film’s strength lies in its ability to balance humor with a meaningful exploration of mental health, emphasizing the idea that true healing must come from within rather than relying on superficial “bandaids”. Ryan Moulton’s stellar cinematography, with nicely framed shots, visually complements the storytelling, while the pivotal role of sound design masterfully enhances the overall tone, contributing to the film’s effectiveness. Overall, this comedy succeeds not only in eliciting laughter but also in shedding light on the profound journey of self-discovery amidst the struggles of mental well-being.

Depressed Quick Fixes Short Comedy Film


Runtime: 3 min
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