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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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The Ataxian

Directed by Zack Bennett and Kevin Schlanser

United States | 1 hr 14 min | 2015

Racing against the clock and living in a reality he did not ask for, Kyle Bryant decides to face his life threatening condition head on in an attempt to save the lives of thousands, including his own. While asking what it means to be alive, The Ataxian is a touching, entertaining and heartwarming adventure story that takes its audience across The United States over nine days during the world’s most grueling sporting event, “The Race Across America”.

The Ataxian - Zack BennettZack Bennett
Director, Producer, Writer

Zack Bennett was born and raised in the small, rural mining town of Grass Valley, California. He began performing on stage at the age of 8 when his 3rd grade teacher decided that while his high energy and incredibly loud voice weren’t great for the classroom, it’d be perfect for the stage.
By the time the concept of careers came into Zack’s mind, he had already been spending all of his free time on stage or making videos with his old Digital 8 camcorder. He taught himself how to edit on an early Final Cut system by the time he was a Freshman in high school. It was clear from an early age that he was destined to make movies.

The Ataxian - Poster

Film Information

Director: Zack Bennett and Kevin Schlanser
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr 14 min
Rating: PG


Producers: Zack Bennett, Nathan Adams, Kevin Schlanser, Sarah Dewitt, Travis Edwards, Zach Matchem, Lila Pearsall
Executive Producer: Thomas Hamilton
Cinematographer/DP:  Kevin Schlanser
Original Music/Composer:  Sean Fernald
Assistant Director:
  Kevin Schlanser

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival