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Treadmill

4/5
A gripping drama that delves into abuse of power in the workplace.

Synopsis

Atlas is a 30 years old sales advisor who has been working in the same position for quite a long time. His manager Harvey constantly humiliates his staff in front of clients, he is overly demanding and controlling, creating an abusive work environment. Eventually, Atlas will plot a way to get his manager fired but his lust for power will transform him into his much hated enemy.

Review

Pierluigi Campa’s short drama ‘Treadmill’ co-written with Lyndon Henley Hanrahan, delves fearlessly into the abusive power dynamic between a sales assistant, Atlas (Oli Higginson), and his manager (Luke Harrison). Atlanta Hayward co-stars in this poignant narrative that not only highlights the harsh realities of workplace abuse but also delves into the profound impact it leaves, especially when roles of authority are reversed.

Despite its student production origins, ‘Treadmill’ shines brightly. Aditya Sharma’s cinematography captures the tension with skillful framing, while the production design adds depth to the characters’ world. The emotional weight of the abuse is palpable, stripping away any semblance of comedic relief from the dark humor embedded within.

The film’s strength lies in its heartbreaking authenticity and the exceptional performances across the board. Higginson, Harrison, and Hayward deliver compelling portrayals, drawing viewers into the painful realities of power struggles. The narrative, while unsettling, resonates as a powerful statement on revenge, bullying, and the misuse of authority.

The short stands as a testament to the talent behind its creation, presenting a story that is not only impactful but also an important reflection of real-world workplace dynamics. Gripping and raw, it serves as a stark reminder of the responsibility that comes with power.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Pierluigi Campa
Writer(s): Pierluigi Campa
Cast: Atlanta Hayward, Jamal Renaldo, Lane Danmola, Luke Harrison, Mabie Watson, Oli Higginson
Producer(s): Nabil Muzayyin, Siddhanth Srikanth, Spandana Patanaik
Director of Photography: Aditya Sharma
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Runtime: 15 min

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Synopsis

Atlas is a 30 years old sales advisor who has been working in the same position for quite a long time. His manager Harvey constantly humiliates his staff in front of clients, he is overly demanding and controlling, creating an abusive work environment. Eventually, Atlas will plot a way to get his manager fired but his lust for power will transform him into his much hated enemy.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Pierluigi Campa
Writer(s): Pierluigi Campa
Cast: Atlanta Hayward, Jamal Renaldo, Lane Danmola, Luke Harrison, Mabie Watson, Oli Higginson
Producer(s): Nabil Muzayyin, Siddhanth Srikanth, Spandana Patanaik
Director of Photography: Aditya Sharma
Animation:

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Genre: ,
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Year:
Runtime: 15 min

Recommended

Treadmill

4/5

A gripping drama that delves into abuse of power in the workplace.

Treadmill Short Film
Pierluigi Campa’s short drama ‘Treadmill’ co-written with Lyndon Henley Hanrahan, delves fearlessly into the abusive power dynamic between a sales assistant, Atlas (Oli Higginson), and his manager (Luke Harrison). Atlanta Hayward co-stars in this poignant narrative that not only highlights the harsh realities of workplace abuse but also delves into the profound impact it leaves, especially when roles of authority are reversed.

Despite its student production origins, ‘Treadmill’ shines brightly. Aditya Sharma’s cinematography captures the tension with skillful framing, while the production design adds depth to the characters’ world. The emotional weight of the abuse is palpable, stripping away any semblance of comedic relief from the dark humor embedded within.

The film’s strength lies in its heartbreaking authenticity and the exceptional performances across the board. Higginson, Harrison, and Hayward deliver compelling portrayals, drawing viewers into the painful realities of power struggles. The narrative, while unsettling, resonates as a powerful statement on revenge, bullying, and the misuse of authority.

The short stands as a testament to the talent behind its creation, presenting a story that is not only impactful but also an important reflection of real-world workplace dynamics. Gripping and raw, it serves as a stark reminder of the responsibility that comes with power.

Recommended