+ (Positive) tells the story of Ziggy, a young woman whose spunk is challenged by the lamest autoimmune disease of all time: psoriatic arthritis.


Shot in Huntersville and Charlotte, NC in Fall 2017 (and a speck of 2018) for the 100 Words Film Festival, + (Positive) is a short film by Mean Bean Productions' Alex Bradford Cobb and Melanie Lech.


This film was made using exactly 100 spoken words.

+ (Positive) the Movie

+ (Positive) the Movie

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SPECIAL THANKS TO Craig Smith of LNCharter School, Lee Menius of Carolina Craft Butchery LLC, Elizabeth Lech, and the Cobb family for your contributions!


Learn more about psoriatic arthritis here.


Made for the 100 Words Film Festival 2017 (once again in vain... because we didn't finish in time).  Based on a true story.

Positive won 5th place in the Invisible Disabilities Association's #IAMINVISIBLENOMORE Contest.

​This film was made predominantly by 2 people and a tripod, but sometimes, we had help, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Alex Bradford Cobb

Writer, Director, "Ralph"

Melanie Lech

Writer, "Ziggy," Editor

Heather Bartlett