Bodyman (Experience Required)

A Film by Ryan R. Browne & Nick Ciffone


A satire set in a future America that maintains its unwavering love for the second amendment, Bodyman (Experience Required) finds its hero interviewing for a new job that has some disturbing fine print. Technological advancements like self driving cars have made our his previous profession of Roadkill Cleanup obsolete. In need of work and hindered by a “mentally ill” label our hero finds himself subjected to the will of a toxic alpha male with an emotionally numb acceptance for the state of the union. Throughout the interview we learn this new job is an on staff position to clean up the bodies from the company’s daily gun related deaths. The question the film poses to its audience is the same one posed to the hero in the film — is this a future we are willing to accept?


  • Picture of Ryan R. Browne & Nick Ciffone © Ryan R. Browne, Nick Ciffone

    Ryan R. Browne & Nick Ciffone

    Ryan R Browne is a photographer and film-maker hailing from Brooklyn NYC. A man about fine coffee, fine architecture, and pretentious conversations, he adds a bit of sophistication to his directing partner. Nick Ciffone, an LA transplant who writes films and fiction when not writing advertisements for Apple, often finds himself exploring nature accompanied by a small dog and cheap beer. The two have worked on an array of film projects in recent years, but credit the origin of their collaboration to a struggle for video game superiority stemming back to elementary school in the suburbs of Chicago.

Awards + Festivals

  • ONE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist, Narrative Short, New York, NY, USA)February 19, 2019
  • 20th ANNUAL DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oklahoma City, OK, USA)May 11, 2020
  • MIDWEST INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Shorts, Chicago, IL, USA)June 4, 2019
  • ONE-REELER FILM FESTIVAL (Honoree, Shorts, Los Angeles, CA, USA)July 21, 2019
  • 6th QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 7, 2020
  • 5th DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 18, 2020
  • 17th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 25, 2020
  • LA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Shorts, Los Angeles, CA, USA)July 22, 2020
  • 17th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)August 13, 2020
  • 10th FILUMS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan)September 5, 2020
  • 17th ANNUAL RENNES INT'L FANTASTIC SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rennes, France)September 29, 2020
  • 4th AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Berne, Switzerland)November 13, 2020


Ryan R. Browne, Nick Ciffone
Nick Ciffone
Nate Barr, Amy Pietz, Joe Maggiore, Jim Brattin
Director of Photography
Chris Saul
Art Direction
Paula Loos
Costume Design
Christy Mele
Eleven Sound
Jim Hutchins, Hutch Co
Sound Design
Eleven Sound
Gareth Williams, Human


W. Earl Brown
Marcus Henderson


Running Time
09:59 min
Shooting Format
16mm film (anamorphic)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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Ryan R. Brown