Sept 28 - Oct 1
Directed by Cam Elkins
SHORT DOCUMENTARY | 12 minutes | World Premiere
Survivor, produced for The Distinguished Gentlemen's ride, is the story of Mark Atkinson and his family and how they were impacted and dealt with Mark's depression and panic attacks. In addition to that, he was also diagnosed with prostrate cancer.
When Stephen from Gentleman's Ride got in touch with me to ask if I'd be interested in making a film for this year's DGR ride, I was both happy and anxious. Happy in that, from their wealth of rider stories, I was finally been given the chance to help tell one. Anxious, in that I knew that I couldn't misstep lest I betray viewers somehow, undermining their experiences with mental illness and depression.
About the Director
Cam Elkins is an award winning Australian filmmaker famous for his Stories of Bike series of motorcycle-themed films that focus on the riders, their histories, dreams, challenges, loves and losses.
Release Year: 2017
Runtime: 12 minutes
Producers: The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, Cam Elkins
Director: Cam Elkins
Key Cast: Mark Atkinson, Kate Atkinson, Kel Atkinson
Music: Gy'vormeana, Jeff Whitcher