The Girls Were Doing Nothing

A Film by Dekel Berenson

Synopsis

The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equally strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. It subtly discusses gender roles, female oppression, the collapse of masculinity in modern society, the role of sexual fantasy and play and more.

Director

  • Picture of Dekel Berenson © Dekel Berenson

    Dekel Berenson

    Passionate about writing and storytelling, Dekel has has been making short “films” since he was 8 years old, using a VHS camcorder and a VCR for editing. After completing a mandatory three years service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he left his home country and had since lived in Budapest, London and New York before embarking on a five years trip around the world, reaching far away places as the North Pole and Mount Everest. Returned to London in 2016 to complete a Master’s of Arts in Filmmaking at the London Film School but left the program after three months to write direct and produce his first short film The Girls Were Doing Nothing. The film is the first part of The Eros Cycle, an anthology feature film consisting of five segments.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST FILM-JURY*
    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 16th GREAT LAKES INT'L SHORTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA)September 21, 2017
  • 5th TORONTO SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 21, 2017
  • 8th TWIN CITIES FILM FEST (Official Selection Minnesota, USA)October 18, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 14th INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL „KURZ.FILM.SPIELE“ (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)October 21, 2017
  • 4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • 6th WINCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, U.K.)November 3, 2017
  • THE LIVERPOOL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Liverpool, U.K.)November 10, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 26th EUROSHORTS YOUNG FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 27, 2017
  • 31st SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)November 27, 2017
  • 14th BAHAMAS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Harbor Island, Bahamas)December 10, 2017
  • *BEST FILM*
    6th MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 10, 2017
  • 4th AUSTIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austin, USA)December 13, 2017
  • 5th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018

Synopsis

Crew

Screenplay
Dekel Berenson
Producer
Dekel Berenson
Executive Producer
Merlin Merton
Executive Producer
Ben Bekke Vandendaele
Co-Executive Producer
Greer Ellison
Director
Dekel Berenson
Director of Photography
Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll
Art Direction
Jason Kelvin
Costume Design
Britt Seel
Sound
Philip Quinton
Editor
Fabrizio Gammardella
Sound Design
Rich Evans
Music
Dekel Berenson

Details

Running Time
17 mins
Shooting Format
RED 4k
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
5.1 surround sound

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

168 Wardour FilmWorks
2 Macklin St, London, WC2B 5ND, UK

http://wardourfilmworks.com

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Blue Shadows Films
http://www.blueshadowsfilms.com

SALES AGENCY

Bekke Films / Radiator Sales
Brussels, Belgium

+32 2 219 37 28
http://www.radiatorsales.eu/

DIRECTOR

Dekel Berenson

bdekel@gmail.com
dekelberenson.com
http://eros.trilogy.film