STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH
Directed by Teddy Cherim
The stylized fashion documentary GOODWILL DUMPING brings the enormity of the industry surrounding donated secondhand clothing to light. The film showcases the journey that discarded pieces of clothing make and what kind of impact this has on local industries. Due to its globalized scale this immense industry has something otherworldly. The film shows the process and butterfly effect caused by the simple action of donating your old T-shirt. Creatures consisting out of mountains of discarded clothes add a layer of stylized and surrealistic commentary on the industry.
Teddy Cherim is an award winning film director, writer, creative and all-round, stand up, ‘wish you were here’ kinda guy.
Teddy studied at the Metropolitan Film School in London, after which he returned to Amsterdam to make the feature film Sterke Verhalen, which he wrote and directed together with Kees van Nieuwkerk. In 2014 Teddy moved to Nairobi to become Creative Director at MIATV, a regional media conglomerate developing local high impact television programmes and documentaries.
Since 2016, Teddy has been back in Amsterdam from where he has been working as a freelance writer, director and creative, shooting all over the world. He has directed virtual reality films, music video’s, commercials, documentaries and fictional films. He is currently developing his first solo feature film.