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People I Could Have Been And Maybe Am

Year
2010
Country
The Netherlands
Duration
53’
Director
Boris Gerrets

What would it be like, to enter into the life of a complete stranger? People I Could Have Been And Maybe Am evolved from two chance encounters in the streets of London. Its protagonists are Sandrine, an attractive young woman from Brazil on a mission to find a husband, Steve, a seasoned beggar, whose life is a continuous struggle with drug addiction and Precious, a poet who became Steve's girlfriend. The stories of these three characters emerge from the coarse anonymity of the city, and were shot entirely on a mobile phone camera. The filmmaker mostly remains off-screen while he struggles to determine his own role between observer and participant.

Production
PVHFilm with pippacinй
Sales
Taskovski Films, 7 Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, London UK NW7 2DQ, UK, +44 (0) 387 65 652 046, info@taskovskifilms.com , www.taskovskifilms.com
Director
Boris Gerrets

Boris Gerrets is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker who lives and works between London and Amsterdam. He is also an accomplished visual artist and film-editor. Boris Gerrets’ films are close-ups of local environments, which he describes as ‘biotopic explorations’. Gerrets sees the camera as a tool that creates a social dynamic between him and his protagonists. The editing process is for Gerrets a way of stripping down and reconfiguring what has been garnered in reality, into a phenomenological space that speaks about the human condition. Gerrets’ cinematic approach contains a strong performative component and relies heavily on his multidisciplinary background in fine arts, dance and theatre. He is the recipient of a number of grants and has toured and shown his work internationally in museum and gallery exhibitions and video and film festivals.

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