A emotionally charged drama about secrets that can ruin an entire family. A young woman returns home to a family dinner with her older sister and aging father to reveal that their long lost mother has been found in a mental institution, and is hell-bent on getting her out.

  • Atlas A Lee-Reid
    Underground, Flight, Pause and Reflect
  • Anneliese Lee-Reid
    Underground, Flight, Pause and Reflect
  • Anna Knauerová
  • Alice Kalová
    Key Cast
  • Adéla Koutná
    Key Cast
  • Petr Drholec
    Key Cast
  • Nayla Shereese Davis
    Director Of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Foreign
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University
Director Biography - Atlas A Lee-Reid

Atlas A Lee-Reid (they/he) is a film director and animator based in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in Minnesota, their creative career began in stage acting at the age of six, which evolved into directing short plays in high school and led them to graduating with a BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2018. Spanning across a variety of mediums, from 35mm film to radio and hand-drawn rotoscope animation, their work focuses on the complicated relationships born in families and communities that can span generations and deeply affect how we see and experience the world.

Atlas’s senior thesis film, “Dinner With George”, won the Géza Decsy Memorial Memorial Production Award in 2019, and they recently traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico to screen their video art piece, “Barely Breathing”.

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Director Statement

I focus on the strong, complex relationships we have with our friends, family, and the world around us, creating characters whose histories go beyond the bounds of the film, giving them life.