2022 Winner: Second Place ($50 prize)
PeaPod Man (2022) – United States
Directed by John Wrigley
Born with the uncanny but completely useless ability to shoot peas from his hands, 21-year-old PeaPod Man foregoes college in pursuit of a life as a famous superhero, but he finds his career as a crime-fighter to be dead on arrival. Pressure from his no-longer-so-supportive parents leads him to consider quitting the business for good, but then he meets a girl who changes his whole perspective…just maybe not for the better.