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Directed by Benjamin Meyer 

Narrative Feature
USA  | 1 hour 27 minutes | 2015

Two strangers brush hands on a crowded Chicago El Train. A week later, without having exchanged a word, she moves in with him. They fabricate a rich romantic history together. But when reality tests their lies, they must decide if their love is true.

Fools - Benjamin MeyersBenjamin Meyer

BENJAMIN MEYER (writer/director) is a writer, director and editor working in Los Angeles. His short film WHAT ARE YOU HAVING? won the Grand Prix du Court-Metrage at the Deauville Film Festival (Roman Polanski, jury chair), a CINE Golden Eagle, and Best Short Film at the Abuja International Film Festival in Nigeria. His prior short, GEORGIE PORGIE won “Best Short Film” at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival and the Seattle Underground Film Festival; “Best Director” at the Georgetown Independent Film Festival; “Best Drama” at the IFP/Chicago Film Festival; and a Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film Festival. He also won multiple festival awards for his prior two shorts, SOLD and BOTHERED. Benjamin received his BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan university with High Honors, and received his MFA in Film Production from Northwestern University. As an editor he has worked on feature documentaries and television specials with such award-winning filmmakers as Michele Ohayon, Ondi Timoner, Eddie Schmidt and Peter Stuart. He edited the feature film NORMAL ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR for New Line Cinema. Meyer’s short story (and yourself) was recently published by Mullholland Books as part of their Popcorn Fiction series.

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Film Information

Director: Benjamin Meyer
Country: USA 
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hour 27 min


Producers: Dana Scott and  Beth Schacter 
Writer: Benjamin Meyer
Director of Photography: Scott Thiele
Production Designer: Janie Goldstein

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival