Teen Dox

Don’t Be a Dick About It

Benjamin Mullinkosson
Screening time  
28.02. / Thursday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
Over one summer, two brothers fight a lot, explore their peculiarities and learn to grow.

Red-headed brothers Peter and Matthew are growing up at home with their parents. They are crazy about each other, but they are also constantly at each other’s throats. Peter is obsessed with the TV show Survivor, and reenacts the elimination rounds every day in an uncompromising ritual. His younger brother Matthew is scared of dogs and is trying to get over it. The camera follows them affectionately in their everyday lives, characterized by warm family life, fun and occasional furious arguments—they’re brothers, after all. They accept each other’s shortcomings but are equally quick to mock them, and their unconditional love for each other is tangible throughout. Filmed in warm colors with a laid-back soundtrack, Don't Be a Dick About It takes Peter’s elimination rounds and Matthew’s visits to local dog parks as leitmotifs in an ode to American family life, craziness and friendship.


Benjamin Mullinkosson

Ben Mullinkosson is a DP and director based in Los Angeles and often on the road making documentaries and commercial work. He has worked with brands such as Facebook, Samsung, Yelp, HBO, and Home Depot. His most notable short films have been NYT Op-Docs, Vimeo Staff Picks as well as shown at Tribeca, Slamdance and over fifty other film festivals. Don’t Be a Dick About It (2018) is his feature debut.

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Don’t Be a Dick About It

2017, 69'

Directed by:
Benjamin Mullinkosson

Benjamin Mullinkosson

Edited by:
Bobby Moser

Trevor Doherty, Kauai Moliterno, Aman Singh, Dennis Olanrewaju Broderick II, Scott Murrow Huss, David Perlick-Molinari

Benjamin Mullinkosson, Jack Mullinkosson

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Festivals & Awards:

VPRO IDFA Audience Award