Been Broken

A break-up between two college seniors, Julia and Ben, goes from bad to worse after Ben's car breaks down and leaves him stranded with his newly ex-girlfriend.

  • Dylan Hancook
    Millennia (2018) , Cheater (2018)
  • Emily Bice
  • Savanna Crosby
    Key Cast
    You and Me, Me and You (2019)
  • Sam Bell-Gurwitz
    Key Cast
  • Dylan Hancook
    Executive Producers
    Millennia (2018) , Cheater (2018)
  • Emily Bice
    Executive Producers
  • Kourtney Bell
    Lifematch (2019)
  • Chris Van Winkle
    Chasing the Goat
  • Dylan Hancook
    Director of Photography
    Millennia (2018) , Cheater (2018), Lifematch (2019), You and Me, Me and You (2019)
  • Dylan Hancook
    Millennia (2018) , Cheater (2018)
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    Comedy, Drama, Relationship
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dylan Hancook

Dylan studied directing at the University of Michigan where he produced an existential short-film "Millennia" which became a finalist at the LA Cine Fest and later a shocking comedy "Cheater" which won Best Film at the Young Filmmaker Feedback Festival and the Audience Award at the YPSI Shootout.

Dylan is based in Los Angeles working as a Producer, Director and Cinematographer for narrative and commercial content.

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Director Statement

One night at a porch hangout after graduating college Emily Bice told me a story of her best friend's hilariously unordinary breakup and we laughed at the pure discomfort they must've felt. At that moment I remembered my own awkward experience, told Emily, and we laughed some more. It was then we figured if it's funny enough for us, it's funny enough for our friends, and if it's funny enough for our friends we might as well make it a movie.
We began by casting Savanna Crosby and Sam Bell-Gurwitz, two of our Michigan Actor friends who were also dating, it was a perfect fit. Their performances helped us to see the humor as well as the humanity. There's no perfect way to break up, it'll always hurt, but given time you'll grow to accept it, and maybe laugh.