OA Series

OA Series

Omega Access (OA) is a new web series funded by the Movember Foundation. 

OA shines a light on three very different men to discover who they are, what they love and how masculinity affects their lives. The series is built on three pillars: Health, Community and Reflection. With these in mind, OA aims to be a first step in shifting old attitudes of what men should grow up to be and challenges teens to open themselves up to new ways of living.

These 5-min artistic shorts tackle topics like: mental health, physical health, vulnerability, family, inner strength, community, sexuality and gender roles. 

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Episode 1 - Antonio

Antonio takes us out on his board in an urban oasis and later shows us what it’s like to surf in frigid Canadian waters. Balance is a skill he practices in and out of the water as work, play, love and friendships have equal roles in defining his identity.

Executive Producer: Matthew Cherkas
Producer/Director: Marc O’Brien (Doras)
DOP/Editor: Mark Cira
Cinematographer: Chris De Rosa
Location and Post-Production Sound: Tim Crawshaw
Original Score: Matthew Fong and Michael Fong

Episode 2 - Sheldon

Sheldon undergoes an inspiring transformation almost every night. Looking like Tynomi Banks is an art form; becoming her is a decades long journey in self-worth. We follow Sheldon from prep to performance and learn about the strength it takes to walk in a woman’s shoes.

Executive Producer: Matthew Cherkas
Producer/Director: Marc O’Brien (Doras)
DOP/Editor: Mark Cira
Cinematographer: Chris De Rosa
Location and Post-Production Sound: Tim Crawshaw
Original Score: Matthew Fong and Michael Fong

Episode 3 - Marczyk

Mark and his band throw a street party and reenact the tipping point in recent Ukrainian history and his personal past. Music and community are synonymous for this violinist, athlete, poet and activist. His story shows how our experiences with other people can completely enrich and transform us.

Executive Producer: Matthew Cherkas
Producer/Director: Marc O’Brien (Doras)
DOP/Editor: Mark Cira
Cinematographer: Chris De Rosa
Location and Post-Production Sound: Tim Crawshaw
Original Score: Matthew Fong and Michael Fong