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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.

Creative Lead

Winner at Tribeca X Awards 2022; 2x Winner at Shorty Awards 2021; 2x Nominee at Webby Awards 2021;
Honorable Mention at Brand Film Awards 2021; Vimeo Staff Pick

Film Festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival 2022, Walla Walla Movie Crush 2021, Mountainfilm Festival 2021,
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021, UnLonely Film Festival 2021, Feel Good Film Festival 2021

‘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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Creative Direction: Erin Pinkley
Creative Leads: Olivia Kingsley, Elyse Kanagaratnam, Sam Bathe
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