Ben, frankly. | ©Till Brühne
©Till Brühne
Short Film | 2018-2019 | Comedy | Germany

Main data

DirectorAhmet Tan
Written bySeth Kramer
ProductionKoenigsfilm [de]

Shooting data

Number of shooting days2

Project data

Length of movie9 Minuten
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Distribution formatARRI RAW
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

Harrison, a college professor, loves history and today he gets the chance to pitch his film idea: “The life of Benjamin Franklin” to a producer. Caesar, the producer, however is not impressed. He points out giant plot holes and is about to lose faith when Harrison comes up with the idea that keeps him in the room and gets them both bitten by the movie making bug.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Robert PicardoCaesar [L]
Connor TrinneerHarrison [L]


ColoristRainer Bültert
Director of photographyThomas Antoszczyk
2nd unit dopSarina Laudam
1st assistant cameraLukas Taglieber
1st assistant cameraBenedikt Rüchel
2nd assistant cameraPhilippe Friedrich2. AC A-Cam
Data wrangler / digital loaderAlexander Fischenich
Still photographerTill Brühne
Costume designerMichaela Kühne
WardrobeCandice Newgas
DirectorAhmet Tan
1st AD (local system)Jörg Vincent Malotki
EditorGesa Gadow
Key/dolly gripHolger Fey
GafferFelix Buchholz
GafferKonrad Zimmermann
Lighting technician / electricianSabrina Carli
Lighting technician / electricianLuca Reppenhorst
Makeup artist / hair stylistCarla Bellgardt
ComposerWilhelm Dukart
ProducerAntonia Baedt
Executive producerHolger Koenig
Associate producerAlexander Köhler [2]
Production designerBartholomäus Kleppek
Assistant production designerJonas Golchini
Standby propsAnnika Mechelhoff
Assistent stand by propmanMartin Durietz
Production managerJennifer Sippel
Set manager/ floor managerTilo Baedt
Assistant set/floor managerLaShae Nicholson
ScreenwriterSeth Kramer
Production sound mixerBennet Switala
Boom operatorRené Nicklaus

Production companies

Koenigsfilm [de]


Production ServicesJOLA-Rent
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMEDIAS Reiseservice