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Blake Ridder

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Blake Ridder
Born (1982-02-02) 2 February 1982 (age 39)
Shanghai, China
🏳️ NationalityBritish
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2018-present
acting, screenwriting, filming
Notable workHelp

Blake Ridder is a British Chinese actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his directorial debut feature film Help[1] and for his 2020 short film Coronavirus. a fictional depiction of a man developing symptoms of COVID-19. Ridder often releases his short films on his YouTube channel.[1]

In 2020 Ridder released "The English Teacher",[2] which Matichon described as "Feels Guilty' or 'Repent".[3]

Coronavirus[edit]

Ridder released the short film Coronavirus to his YouTube channel in January 2020.[4] It was shot during the COVID-19 lockdown.[5][6] The film depicts a man as he develops symptoms of COVID-19, some of which are entirely fictional, during lockdown.[7] It has been billed as the first short film to have been released about COVID-19.[8]

20 minutos was critical of the short, stating that it was "forgettable but at the same time curious" while also stating that parts of it was "laughable".[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Help Director, Screenwriter and Actor [10]
2021 The Tesla Car Thieves Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2020 Santa For Hire Director and Screenwriter Short film
2020 10pm Director and Screenwriter Short film
2020 A Simple Robbery Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2020 C600 Director and Screenwriter Short film
2020 The English Teacher Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2020 Self-Isolation Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2020 Bad News Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2020 Coronavirus Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2019 Car Park B Director and Screenwriter Short film
2019 Barber Fight Director and Screenwriter Short film
2018 What Happened to Kali Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film
2018 Exmalum Director, Screenwriter and Actor Short film

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "HELP". STARBURST Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-08.
  2. Stein, Frankie (2021-01-19). "Discover why director Blake Ridder should be on your radar". Film Daily. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  3. "เล่าเรื่องหนัง : The English Teacher 'รู้สึกผิด' หรือ 'สำนึกผิด'". มติชนออนไลน์ (in ไทย). 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2021-01-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Atrapados en un ascensor con coronavirus: así es la primera película rodada en plena pandemia". Nius Diario (in español). 2020-04-03. Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  5. "El coronavirus ya tiene su propia película y el final es aterrador". GQ Mexico (in español). Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  6. "Coronavirus: la película sobre la pandemia online de manera gratuita compartida por Blake Ridder | COVID-19". La republica (in español). 2020-03-26. Retrieved 2021-02-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "El coronavirus se expande en el cine... en forma de cortometraje". Vandal Random (in español). Retrieved 2021-01-16.
  8. Sánchez, Alexánder. "(Video) Vea la primera película basada en el nuevo coronavirus". La Nación, Grupo Nación (in español). Retrieved 2021-02-09. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 20minutos (2020-02-29). "Picaresca con el coronavirus: una 'película' sobre un contagiado para ganar popularidad en YouTube". 20 minutos (in español). Retrieved 2021-01-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Help (review)". FilmThreat. Retrieved 5 February 2021.

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