An abandoned bus. A hostage situation. A confused man with a knife threatens his fellow passengers. The police intervene. When the man tries to cut himself the agents have to react in a split second. But which weapon will they use? Pepper spray is not sufficient and a gun can cause serious damage. In February 2017, the Police started a trial for electroshock weapons named Tasers.
The Taser X2 model, a double-shot electroshock weapon is used by the arrest teams as a means before using guns. As part of the press package for the introduction of the taser in the Netherlands Bleck developed an information film to provide insight into the often tough choices an agent has to make on a daily basis. Director Erwin van den Eshof, together with Bleck’s creative team, devised a gripping storyline for the Police Taser film. He made the choice for action combined with a realistic perspective from an agent. In this way we literally take the viewer inside his head. The content was then used as a press-kit by the National News Stations.
Concept & scenario: Erwin van den Eshof, Steven Willems, Jorgen van Dongen
Director: Erwin van den Eshof
DOP: Jorrit Garretsen
Editor: Jeffrey de Vore
Producer: Philipe Wentrup
Sounddesign: Rinus Aarts
Deliverables: Promo Public Relations (drama online), press kit,