THe CRIMES OF BRENDALISHA
THE CRIMES OF BRENDALISHA
SHORT SCI-FI FILM
In 2424, prisons are obsolete and people are part of autonomous and self-designed community complexes, the Home Groups. They receive generous and equally distributed funding from the Over Community. Living from a sense of abundance, people are systematically lifted from poverty and their basic needs are being met. Even with these social structures in place, there is a dissident religious community that calls themselves The Element. They believe that the Over Community hoards resources and discriminates against them.
In this short film we follow the journey of a young woman called Brendalisha from a Home Group as she falls in love with Augy, from The Element. She becomes an agent of his ideology and transforms into a monster.
The film was a part of an installation at the 2424: The Future of Justice exhibition | 12 December 2021 – 30 January 2022 | Nieuw Dakota, NDSM Werf, Amsterdam
Writer, Director: Juliacks
Assistant Director: Kristýna Ilek
DP,Camera: Lars Berg
Light, Sound, SFX: Onur Yilmaz
Make up, Scarves: Nami Hurwitz
Post-Production animation: Hunter Bussemaker
Brendalisha: Idris de Keizer
Augy: Matt Carney
Mimo: Kannakee Bhuyan
Trainer: Moreen Beentjes
Bev Res: Loveday Smith
Choaz Ribzo: Leonie Kuipers
Hittz #1111, #2222 Ribzo: Juliacks
Over Community Judge: Marlene van den Camp
News Anchor: Cecile Tafanelli
Co-Producers : TAAK & the World Media Literacy Forum
This film was made with support from the US Citizen Diplomacy Fund, AFK and Mondriaan Foundation Special thanks to Henk Danner from Theatre Studies department at the University of Amsterdam, Dick Berg and Koen Boterman.