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Nick Brennan as Atlas in ATLAS
Aygen James as Atlas in ATLAS
Geoffrey Oliver as Atlas in ATLAS
Rashawn Glass as Atlas in ATLAS
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Robert Holt as Atlas in ATLAS
ATLAS Poster
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Honourable Mention - Athens International Art Film Festival
Official Selection - Five Continents International Film Festival

Six Athletes; One Conversation...

ATLAS is a thought-provoking original short film that explores the complexities surrounding the concept of masculinity through the experiences of six male athletes. ATLAS is an international collaborative film project from award-winning Australian filmmaker James Cunningham, brought to life by American actors Rashawn Glass, Robert HoltAygen JamesGeoffrey OliverJabriel Robinson and Ethan Vaughan.

 

The film captures the symbolic titan god Atlas simultaneously depicted by six male athletes. Through their conversations, ATLAS examines the societal expectations placed upon men and how that impacts body image. Self-filmed by the actors and  produced remotely, the film's brave cast confine themselves to the privacy and solitude of their own bathrooms. By showing male athletes in traditionally vulnerable situations, ATLAS aims to challenge traditional notions of masculinity and inspire viewers to question their own assumptions.

 

ATLAS emphasises that vulnerability and authenticity are not signs of weakness, but rather sources of strength and empowerment.

WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - David Film Festival 2024

HONOURABLE MENTION (SCREENPLAY) - Athens International Film Festival 2024

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Five Continents International Film Festival 2024

Written & Directed by James Cunningham

Produced by Vanessa Abbott and Slade Philips

Original Music by Zimpzon

Featuring Rashawn Glass, Robert HoltAygen JamesGeoffrey OliverJabriel Robinson and Ethan Vaughan

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