“Aimless” is a full-length, Psychological Drama set in present day Columbus, Ohio. It is about Clinical Psychologist, Elaine Hutchings and her new patient with a mental disorder. She gets so deeply involved with the 15 year old patient Melvin, she becomes obsessed with trying to understand and help him.
Melvin admits that he can perceive all of reality that normal people can’t. The more she starts to understand her patient, the more she is taking on her patient’s characteristics unconsciously. She doesn’t notice herself aimlessly walking around her home talking to herself, drowned in her thoughts about the disorder.
She has a nightmare of the reality that Melvin warned her about and is convinced that he has a gift of truth and not an illness. She is a victim of Melvin’s perspective and ends up just like him. In the closing scene the audience is presented with a question of faith versus logic.
The film touches on Sleep Paralysis; a phenomenon that has been around for ages and continues to be a paranormal experience left open for interpretation and discussion. It affects all ages and cultures making this concept not only global but timeless as well. “Aimless” addresses the issue of trying to change the world versus the spiritual conspiracy of world religions. It tackles controversial topics from human weaknesses to individual deficiencies. It is a spiritual quest about truth, genius and the meaning of life.