A new documentary film about breaking free of our own minds.

“The secret to achieving my ideal life, wasn’t what I’d expected at all.”

As the Art Director of ABS’s hit show Shark, Josh seemingly had it all. However when Josh’s side, tech startup failed he was left in financial ruin. On seven medications for his rapidly declining mental health, Josh hit bottom on August 30th, 2016. On this day, Josh came inches away from taking his own life.

This event sparked a question in Josh. “Can I break myself free of this crippling depression and anxiety”? Months and many successful experiments later, josh answered that question and reprogrammed his own brain. Miraculously shedding the depression, anxiety, and pills.

We’ll follow Josh as he travels the world meeting the neuroscientists and doctors that inspired his massive change. Discovering the hidden truth, we do have the power to alter our mental health and lives, we just don’t know how yet.

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 cōgitāre – latin meaning:

” To ponder or think “

Currently shooting on location in Brazil.

We’ve decided to shoot half of Cogitare in Brazil for several beautiful reasons. In addition to being a special place for Josh, nature’s fantastic backdrop here has been absolutely incredible. From Brazil’s striking mountain tops to its lush green rain forests to its warm deep blue waters. The rich culture and delightful people make this part of the world a supportive and uplifting place to live and shoot.

After two and a half months in Brazil, Cogitare moves to its next global destination, Tulum, Mexico. Another spiritually compelling and beautiful backdrop to tell our story. Tulum also holds a special place in Josh’s heart too, and we’re excited to relocate the shoot there soon. Follow the shoot on instagram below.


Days on location in Brazil

Shots & counting...

Months shooting in the US, Brazil & Soon Mexico

Mosquito bites & counting

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Contact us.

Atento Films
Los Angeles Office
2708 Wilshire Blvd. #212
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Fastest contact while we’re filming on location:
Denise Galvao (Producer) WhatsApp:

+1 619 315-3604

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