This short experimental documentary is a quirky portrait of four people with a job that appeals to the imagination: impersonator. What does this work do to their own identity?
For their work as impersonators, Merante, Timothy, Marciano and Frank travel across the world to entertain people or to fill the void of celebrities who have passed. What does this peculiar work do to their own identity? Do they manage, despite everything, to preserve their Dutch common sense? By using a green screen, a contrasting image is presented of two extremes in this illusion-filled life: the glamourous life the four may have had in mind, and a reality that can look quite different.


Sound Design
Sound editing
Visual Effects
Production company
Valk Productions

Title: The Great Pretenders
Year: 2020
Duration : 15 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2020


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