Director Joel Nix and actor Alex Cubis release trailer for new video series, Masculinity in Crisis, produced using HitREcord.


Los Angeles, November 27, 2017 – Alex Cubis and Joel Nix announced the launch of the trailer for their series via Medium and Vimeo. The series is available to stream via a private link.

Masculinity in Crisis is a three-part video series exploring concerns and themes around masculinity as drawn from one millennial’s perspective.

“I was encountering a running theme over the past few months that either men are too toxic, or too soft – there’s like a crisis of masculinity. I thought that I’d selectively emphasise thoughts from my own life and channel it into some storytelling, but hopefully make it universally resonant in the process and trigger interesting conversation.” – Alex Cubis

Masculinity in Crisis is currently screening at festivals, but viewers can preview the series online by including the hashtag #masculinityincrisis in a post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tagging Joel (@nixfilm) and Alex (@alexjcubis). Their team will then send the user a private link.

"We hope that our project – even as small as it is – encourages men to have an honest and pragmatic conversation with themselves, amongst each other or with their significant other, about whether they’re the best version of themselves.”

About Joel Nix

Oklahoma native and LA-based Joel Nix has previously directed music videos and commercials, and has extensive experience in physical production including most recently on Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet, the FX shows Baskets with Zach Galifianakis and Legion with Aubrey Plaza. He is father to 1-year old Zeke and husband to wife Ali.

About Alex Cubis

ALEX CUBIS (“That Mid-20s White Guy”) Alex Cubis is an Australian actor based between Sydney and Los Angeles. His credits include the upcoming season of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix), RAKE (ABC/DirecTV), UNVERIFIED (Funny or Die), and the US feature film JUST WITHIN REACH co-starring Lenny Von Dohlen (TWIN PEAKS) and Estella Warren (PLANET OF THE APES). He also stars opposite Arka Das (LION, TOP OF THE LAKE) and Takaya Honda (Neighbours) in the upcoming short BOYZ, and appeared in Mike Gan’s NO EVIL which had its International Premiere, as part of Deep Night, at the Concorto International Film Festival in Pontenure, Piacenza, Italy as well as competing at the Palm Springs International Short Fest, 20th Annual LA Short Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival and the Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg in Germany, among others. Most recently, Alex played the leading role of Dom opposite Caroline Brazier and Bardiya McKinnon in the world premiere of THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW for the National Theatre at Riverside Theatres directed by Wayne Harrison AM and Jeneffa Soldatic. 

About HitREcord

HitRecord is an online collaborative production company founded and owned by actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The company uses a variety of media to produce such projects as short films, books, and DVDs.

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