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Benjamin T. Brammeier
assistant director
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DGA Member
1st and 2nd AD
Production Center: Los Angeles
Local: St. Louis, MO
 
archived experience
   
first assistant director experience
(selected work)
October - December, 2008 "Skateland" - Feature
1st AD - 2nd Unit
Brandon Freeman, 2nd Unit Director
Reversal Films
September - November, 2007 "Wonderful World" - Feature
Josh Goldin, Director
Ambush Entertainment
March - May, 2006 "Showdown at Area 51" - TV Movie
Matt Hastings, Director
  Sci-Fi Channel/Nu Image
October, 2005

"The Man In The Silo" - Short
Phil Donlon, Director
Under The Influence, Inc

February - March, 2005 "The Pink Plan" - Corporate Feature
   Bruce Terris, Director
Raygun Films/Mary Kay Inc
May - July, 2004 "The Trouble With Dee Dee" - Feature
   Mike Meiners, Director
   Cinemetro Films
January - Februrary, 2004 "Bad City " - Feature
   Bruce Terris, Director
   Political Animal, LLC
September - October, 2003 "Godfather of Green Bay" - Feature
   Pete Schwaba, Director/Brian Etting, Producer
   Godfather, LLC
October - December, 2002 "Bad Meat" - Feature
   Scott Dikkers, Director/Michael Hirsh, Producer
   Chill-O-Vision

  second assistant director experience
(selected work)
January, 2009 "Youth In Revolt" - Feature
Key 2nd AD - Additional Photogrpahy
The Weinstein Company
Ben Ormand, Line Producer
Lampton Enochs, UPM
Max Day, 1st AD
October - December, 2008 "Skateland" - Feature
Key 2nd AD
Reversal Films
Dominic Cancilla, UPM
Erin Charles, Production Supervisor
Frank Ferro, 1st AD
July - August, 2008 "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" - Feature
2nd 2nd AD
Darko Entertainment
Darren Demitri, UPM
Dieter Busch, 1st AD
Mark Carter, 2nd AD
May - June, 2008

"Prayers for Bobby" - TV Movie
Key 2nd AD
Once Upon A Time Films/Lifetime
Chris Danton, Line Producer
Kelle Cragin, UPM
Otto Penzato, 1st AD

January - April, 2008

"Tekken" - Feature
2nd 2nd AD
Crystal Sky Pictures
Lampton Enochs, UPM
Kim Winther, 1st AD
Eric Yellin, 2nd AD

November 2007 - January 2008

"Sordid Lives: The Series" - Episodic Television
Key 2nd AD
Once Upon A Time Films/LOGO
Line Producer/UPM: Cyndi Brenner
1st AD: Otto Penzato

March - April, 2007 "The Merry Gentleman" - Feature
Key 2nd AD
Line Producer/UPM: Christina Varotsis
1st AD: David Cluck
January - March, 2007 "Harold and Kumar 2" - Feature
Key 2nd AD
Mandate Pictures
Line Producer: Lampton Enochs
UPM: Cyndi Brenner
1st AD: Bruce Terris
October - November, 2006

"Alice Upside Down" - Feature
Key 2nd AD
Alice Producitons, Inc.
Line Producer/UPM: David Peters
1st AD: Ron Dempsey

July - August, 2006

"The Promotion " - Feature
Key 2nd AD
The Weinstein Company
Line Producer/UPM: Christina Varotis
1st AD: Bruce Terris

August - November, 2005 "Prison Break" - TV Series
Dayplayer - Key 2nd/2nd 2nd/Additional 2nd AD
Twentieth Centure Fox
June - August, 2005 "Saving Shiloh" - Feature
   Key 2nd Assistant Director
Line Producer/UPM: Kari O'Reilly
1st AD: Ron Dempsey
November - December, 2004

"The Black Hole" - TV Movie
   Additional 2nd Assistant Director
   Sci-Fi Channel/Nu Image
Line Producer/UPM: Kari O'Reilly
1st AD: Paul Laurens

August - September, 2003 "Outing Riley" - Feature
Key 2nd Assistant Director
   Mothballs, LLC
1st AD: Bruce Terris
May - July, 2003 "Keep Your Distance" - Feature
  Key 2nd Assistant Direcyor
   Blue and Grey Film Ventures, LLC
UPM: Christina Varotsis
1st AD: Bruce Terris
May - July, 2002

"Uncle Nino" - Feature
      2nd 2nd Assistant Director
UPM: Christina Varotsis
1st AD: Bruce Terris
2nd AD: Marie Frick

July, 2001 "Flying" - Short
Key 2nd Assistant Director 
   Bucktown Pictures/IFP-Chicago
   Official Selection Cannes Film Festival
  

 

commercials and music videos
(selected work)

July, 2007

Untitled - Chinese Commerical
Simon Leung, Director
Tap Root Productions
1st Assistant Director

December, 2006 "Glade Plug Ins" - Commercial
Maria Demopoulos, Director
Z-Group/DRAFTFCB/SC Johnson & Company
1st Assistant Director
October, 2006

"Trapped In The Closet (Episodes 13-16)" - Music Video
Victor Mignatti/R. Kelly, Directors
FBR Productions
Key 2nd Assistant Director

December, 2005 "Dodge - Ram Rash" - Commercial
Paul Cotter, Director
Z-Group/BBDO Detroit/Chrysler
1st Assistant Director
April, 2003 R. Kelly Musc Video
   Mars Media/Jive Records
   2nd 2nd Assistant Director
April, 2003 "Ain't it Man" - Music Video
   Cash Mony Millionaires/Palomar Productions
   Key 2nd Assistant Director

  film production assistant experience
(selected work)
January, 2006 "Killshot" - Feature
   The Weinstein Company
Key Set PA (Cape Girardeau Unit)
April - June, 2005 "Stranger than Fiction" - Feature
   Mandate Pictures
Key Set PA
August - November, 2004 "Glory Road" - Feature
   Disney
   Co-Key Set PA
March - May, 2004 "The Weather Man" - Feature
   Paramount Pictures
   Set PA
January, 2003 "Wicker Park" - Feature
   MGM/Lakeshore Entertainment
   Set PA (Chicago)
January, 2003 "Surviving Christmas" - Feature
   DreamWorks/Tall Trees
   Office PA (Chicago)
May - June, 2001 "Stolen Summer" - Feature
  Project Greenlight
  All Nighter, Inc/Live Planet/Miramax
  Set PA/Talent Driver
May, 2001 "Children On Their Birthdays" - Feature
   Crusader Entertainment
   Office PA (dayplayer)
January - March, 2001 "Relative Evil" - Feature
   Fair Ball Productions/Redeemable Features
   Set PA/Talent Driver
May - June, 2000 "Liars Club" - Feature
   Stoney Island Films
   On Set Dresser

  internship/education
June - July, 2000 Panavision - Chicago
   Camera Department Intern
January, 1999 - December, 2000 Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  B.A. Cinema and Photography; December, 2000

  affiliations/union
  Directors Guid of America (DGA)
Independent Feature Project - Chicago (IFP)

  assets/kits
   EP/Movie Magic Scheduling
   Final Draft and MM Screenwriter
Microsoft Office w/ production paperwork templates
Macromedia DreamWeaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat (print to PDF)

  skills
Script Breakdown and Scheduling
Managing day-to-day set operations
Call Sheets, Production Reports, Extras Breakdowns, Exhibit-G, etc, etc
Setting natural background (both modern and period)
Comfortable working under financial and resource limitations on low budget films

  references
(contact information available upon request)
(click on a name for their IMDB profile)

 

Lampton Enochs, Producer
Kim Winther, AD/Producer
Christina Varotsis, Line Producer
Bruce Terris, AD/Director
Karri O'Reilly, Line Producer
Cyndi Brenner, Line Producer
Otto Penzato, AD


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Benjamin T. Brammeier
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