When a man (you) dies in a traffic accident and gets into a conversation with God, he gets an answer to the biggest question of life. Based on a short story by American bestselling auteur Andy Weir.
This film was shot on 4 different continents during a 3 month shooting period.
World premiere: Flickerfest international filmfestival 2020, Australia
Writer/Director: Ben Brand
Production: Studio Ruba
Cinematography: Maxime Desmet
Producers: Maarten van der Ven,
Line producer: Moniek Sterk
Editing: Patrick Schonewille
Sound: Mark Glynne
Music: Jesper Ankarfeldt
Casting: Groen casting / Susanne Groen
Most parents are overprotective by default. They’ll do anything in their power to defend their little ones. But there comes a time when they have to (figuratively) cut the umbilical cord and let their kids act independently, even if that means they will hurt themselves (although unintentionally).
In a bid to stop parents from treating their children like babies, Nike China developed a campaign which sees four real-life child athletes such as a runner, boxer, footballer, and basketballer—all aged between 10 and 13 years old—ask for independence.
Producer: PLAYFULL SHANGHAI
Creatives: R/GA SGANGHAI,
Director: Ben Brand
DOP: Paul Ozgur
Grading: Nightshift Paris, Gabriel Portier
Special thanks: Eddy Paris
Jean François Bourrel
Sylvain Obriot & Anne-Laure Boulley
Philippe Puech & Mateo Fernandez Gomez
Clément Le Bars
FIND THIS DUMB LITTLE BITCH AND THROW HER INTO A RIVER is about the young boy Remco (15), who, in a careless act, posts an upsetting video on the internet. The story is inspired by true events. The title of the movie is an exact copy of the title of the video that was posted online by an angry crowd back in 2010, wanting to find and kill the girl. See Article: cbsnews.com/news/girl-throws-puppies-in-river-in-video-4chan-users-on-the-hunt/
Even famous TRANSFORMERS director Michael Bay put $50.000 on the girls head to find her. See article: gawker.com/5628051/transformers-director-michael-bay-offers-50000-bounty-for-puppy-throwing-girl . Besides the coming of age story the film's arena depicts the broad illegal puppy trade which still go's on in western Europe every day.
The film was developed at the international Binger Writerslab.
D.O.P: Paul Ozgur
Writers: Ilse Ott & Ben Brand
Love is the greatest inspiration for every film maker, writer and human being. Love is big, dramatic, romantic and super insecure at the same time.
Producer: Jean-François Bourrel, Alexandra Roussel
Line Producer: Aymeric Mosser
Production Coordinator: Maud Folléa
TV Producer: Guy Péchard
Copywriting & AD: Romain Guillon, Pierre Riess
DOP: Paul Ozgür
Stylist: Charlotte Rabiller
Talents: Patrick McNamee, Sai Bennett
Sound Design: Capitaine Plouf
Music: Sizzer Amsterdam
In 2016, director Ben Brand red a heartbreaking story through an article about a horrific traffic accident involving a little baby girl. It struck him so deep that he HAD to do something with it. This is the film directly inspired by the event.
So here is the confronting result to create awareness about using the mobile phone in traffic
Writter & Director: Ben Brand
Director of Photography: Maxime Desmet
Executive Producer: Bas Pinske
Producer: Noor Hinskens
Production Manager: Anouk Van Sprang
Police Officer: Issaka Sawadogo
Post-Production: Captcha, Marcel Oudendijk
In 2010 Ben Brand graduated as a director from the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. With his graduation film 'Day by Day' he won the grand jury price for best short at the international Scottish Arts & Film festival in Edinburg.
Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% lovematch is near. Will he find her before the subway reaches the end of the line?
Starring: Bert Hana, Thirsa van Til, Laura Branderhorst
- 97% represents the Netherlands in the Live action short film category at the Academy awards (2014)
- 97% is sold to CANAL+, France / NBC Universal, Italy / Pacific Voice, Japan
- 97% is included in the Selected Dutch Shorts 2013 by EYE International
Shortcutz Filmfestival 2013-10 Amsterdam (Netherlands) WINNER OF THE MONTH
Cinerail Festival 2013-11 Paris (France) WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
Cellu l'art filmfestival 2014-05 Jena (Germany) WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
Cinefiesta Film Festival 2014-07 Caugas (Puerto Rico) WINNER BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Intervideo talent award, 2014-07 Mainz (Germany) WINNER 3RD PRIZE, TALENT AWARD
Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2014-10 Higashi-Sapporo (Japan) WINNER SHORT
Writer: Thomas van der Ree
Director: Ben Brand
D.O.P: Max Maloney
Producer: Caviar Amsterdam