Filmmaker, performance artist and Facebook addict Neske Beks leads a happy, busy life, accompanied at all times by her smartphone which connects her like an umbilical chord to the internet, her email and text messages. She remembers the day she discovered Facebook as the start of an instant love affair with the social network that promises unlimited friendship and endless sharing.
For Neske, this all fits perfectly into her private world, a world that brings her work, theatre and social life together.
That is until an accident radically changes her life from one day to the next. As Neske tries to adapt to this new reality, she realizes that she has lost contact with almost everyone around her and that apparently, she was living in a bubble.
She starts to wonder about the value of friendship, both online and offline.
BEYOND MY WALLS takes us on a essayistic journey along the boundaries of intimacy. The film investigates the benefits and costs of our dependency on social media, all told in a very personal style and driven by a rich soundtrack created by several of Neske’s (Facebook)friends.
Een performance documentary van Neske Beks
Productie: Submarine in coproductie met de VPRO, met steun van Mediafonds
montage: Boris Gerrets (NCE) – executive producer: Fabie Hulsebos –
commissioning editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen –
muziek door (Facebook)friends: Chris Corstens Quartet, Wonder Allen Smith, Rita Zipora, Raymond van het Groenewoud, Typhoon & Neske Beks – selfies door vele (Facebook)friends –
speciale dank aan: Scotty Gravenberch, Melanie Sunny Aran, Jana Armstrong-Morel, Anurag ten Klooster, OLVG, Ricardo Ibiza en Wonder Allen Smith
grafisch ontwerp: Submarine & Undog
regie/camera/geluid: Neske Beks – additioneel camera/geluid: Claire Pijman, Ivan Abreu, Marjo Postma, Carla van der Meijs – sound engineering: Jeroen Goeijers – grading: Gerhard van der Beek
publicity en marketing: Yaniv Wolf – Submarine crew: Janneke van de Kerkhof, Lieke van den Ouwelant, Isha van Moort, Sasja Opdam, Christiaan, Anne, Tereza e.v.a.
Broadcast company: VPRO (2015)