“Re/Entry,” the new short film by Ben Brand

Giulia Guido
Ben Brand Re Entry | Collater.al-002

Ben Brand, director and author that last year we have known with the short film “97%, has released a few days ago his latest work entitled “Re/Entry“. 

This time, the director was inspired by Andy Weir‘s most famous short story. Weir, who is best known for his novel “The Martian” on which Ridley Scott’s movie is based, made people talk about himself a few years before, with the short story entitled “The Egg” – that you can find on Galactanet.

The story is a dialogue between a character (you) and God, who in the short film is played by Issaka Sawadogo and Johnny Bang Reilly, respectively.

The story begins with the man discovering he is dead and confronting God, who immediately reveals his identity and is ready to answer all, really all, of his interlocutor’s questions. 

– “So what’s the point of it all?”
– “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life?”
– “Well it’s a reasonable question.”

At this point, God reveals to him the meaning of life, why we live, why we die, why the world exists, and the answer is far beyond our imagination. 

We don’t want to spoil the ending, but we do say that our existence is closely linked to that of everyone else, near and far, and that’s why the making of “Re/Entry” took Ben Brand and the whole crew around the world, from Namibia to Thailand, from Iraq to Belgium, in search of scenery, but also of different faces and experiences. 

“[…]Travelling all over the world in such a short period of time and meeting all these people made me realise we really are all the same – it was wonderful to actually experience the connectedness that we explore in the film.”

Watch the short film all the way to the end, it will be worth it! 

Ben Brand Re Entry | Collater.al-002

Written by Giulia Guido
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