"Whole" is a poignant short film that shines a spotlight on the often overlooked issue of mental health among Black men. Through a series of impactful affirmations, the film explores the challenges faced by Black men and the resilience that resides within them.

The film captures five diverse Black men who have each experienced their own unique struggles with mental health. From societal pressures to systemic discrimination, they navigate a world that often overlooks their emotional well-being. However, instead of succumbing to despair, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

The narrative is interwoven with a series of short affirmations specifically crafted for Black men, emphasizing self-love, resilience, and the importance of seeking support. These affirmations become a guiding light, offering a path towards healing and reclaiming their own narratives.

"Whole" ultimately delivers a powerful message: that Black men's mental health matters and that their experiences deserve validation, support, and understanding. By exploring the intersection of race, masculinity, and mental health, the film aims to inspire open dialogue and foster a sense of community and empathy.

  • Marcus Rosendoll
  • Marcus Rosendoll
  • Marcus Rosendoll
  • Anthony Whitaker
    Key Cast
  • Nana Ageymen
    Key Cast
  • Kenneth Jones-Bey
    Key Cast
  • Anthoney Ingram
    Key Cast
  • Corwin Harville
    Key Cast
  • Eli Harris
  • Arianna Sanders
  • Ashaela Brown
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Marcus Rosendoll

Marcus Rosendoll is an emerging filmmaker who now resides in Atlanta, GA. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he studied film and advertising, and later went on to make his short film debut in 2016 with "Hurt" inspired by the Jordan Peele film "Get Out".

Marcus gained recognition for his previous work, "Hurt" which was released in 2016. The film explores two characters Chris & Solona who have a seemingly perfect relationship, but one of them has been carrying a secret that once revealed causes the other to act in a way that was never expected.

Through his work, Marcus aims to become an important voice in the film industry when it comes to addressing mental health issues within the black community.

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