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‘Eric and the Bees’ Short Film

A short documentary film telling the story of Eric Grandon, a veteran who teaches beekeeping as a lifesaving form of therapy for PTSD.

Role: Creative Lead
In-House: Zendesk

Awards: Winner at Tribeca X Awards; 2x Winner at Shorty Awards; 2x Nominee & 1x Honoree at Webby Awards; Vimeo ‘Best of the Year’ & 2x Staff Picks; 1x Winner, 1x Honorable Mention & 1x Finalist at Brand Film Awards; Shortlist at The One Show Awards

Film Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Walla Walla Movie Crush, Mountainfilm Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, UnLonely Film Festival, Feel Good Film Festival

‘Eric and the Bees’ was produced as part of a brand storytelling series by Zendesk called ‘Stories about helpful people’. The series features short films and photo stories that embody the core of Zendesk – being helpful.

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VP Creative: Erin Pinkley
Creative Leads: Sam Bathe, Olivia Kingsley, Elyse Kanagaratnam
Brand Producer: Ariana Blair
Film Directed by: Erin Brethauer & Tim Hussin
Film Produced by: Malcolm Pullinger & Rachel Barth
A co-production by: Even/Odd & Zendesk

Sam Bathe, Creative Director & Interactive Designer