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Ben - Play with me

A young men named Ben hast to work a night shift at a german butchery. He is the only one working that late at the butchery. After hearing a mysterious laugh, he has a terrifying encounter with his past and future self.

  • Jean-Pièrre Picard
    Director
  • Jean-Pièrre Picard
    Writer
  • Jean-Pièrre Picard
    Producer
  • Arne Lautenschläger
    Key Cast
    "Ben"
  • Claudio Vilardo
    Key Cast
    "Bloody butcher ( Ben old )"
  • Joel Hofmann
    Key Cast
    "Kid ( Ben young )"
  • Ruth Klapperich
    Key Cast
    "Butchery worker 1"
  • Peter Picard
    Key Cast
    "Butchery worker 2"
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    Music
  • English subtitles by Jean-Pièrre Picard, Stefanie Picard
    Subtitles
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ben - Spiel mit mir
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Digital Cinema Raw
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • First Time Filmmaker Sessions
    Iver Heath
    United Kingdom
    January 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Squat Betty Avant Garde Film Night
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • New York Lift-Off Fillm Festival
    New York
    United States
    July 31, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 15 Second Horror Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    October 31, 2020
    Official Selection
  • 15 Second Horror Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    March 31, 2021
    Finalist
Director Biography - Jean-Pièrre Picard

Jean-Pièrre Picard was born in Germany Frankfurt in 1999. He grew up in an artist and actor family and came in touch with film at a very young age. He started in 2012 with filming sports videos and grew into filming, cutting and producing different commercials for large companies with his own production company. After his course of study and becoming a state certified screenwriter he earned his first Awards and Official Selections in 2020. He is also a musician and producer. He worked as session player and producer for different artists and commercials and writes as well as composes the soundtracks to his own films. He also received a larger audience with his own music. His song Castaway is played daily in the radio in different countries. As a photographer Jean-Pièrre was also published on many different photography sites and online magazines.

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Director Statement

I fell in love with film at a very young age. Since then all I did was working on that passion. I like to use impressions from my environment and a natural look for my films.