Short Film: Find my Phone - Subtitled

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After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?

In the Netherlands, 300 police reports a week are filed for smartphone-theft. Besides losing your expensive device, a stranger has access to all of your photos, videos, e-mails, messages and contacts.

Yet, what kind of person steals a phone? And where do stolen phones eventually end up?

The short documentary ‘Find My Phone’ follows a stolen phone’s second life by means of using spyware.

Although you’ll meet the person behind the theft up close and personal, the question remains: how well can you actually get to know someone when you base yourself on the information retrieved from their phone?

Do you want the full story behind the film? You can contact me in order to answer all of your questions by means of an interview (I’m proficient in Dutch and English), or to invite me to a film festival.

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Dutch version can be found here:
German dubbed version:

more videos like this please
Johannes MagEs
Isac Ruiz
nice film man
Lukáš Dál Neřeš :P
That was awesome ! We need more parts..
Vilém Sedláček
Totally incredible.. wow
Opravdu výborný! Dobrý nápad.
What android cell phone model you use in this film
Something new ? Did you find your phone or not ?
Ondra Plecháč
That ending with mobile reconnection was amazing! Please continue in this movie!🙏😱
okolene 0510
Matěj Kačmář
12:01 fucking jumpscream
My phone was stolen last week. In just a matter of 5 minutes, someone stole it. I used the "locate my phone" feature and confronted the person twice but never got my phone back. I'm pretty sure I saw it on eBay but it was already re-formatted (and previously encrypted) so the only thing I wanted (my photos) are likely gone forever.
Ricardo Magron
well done!! best regards from brazil :P
Cristina Esposito
Marcus Miranda
4 dias sem ser roubado? Hahahahaha Queria ver aguentar 4 minutos aqui no Brasil.
Europeans are amazing people ... they could be stabbed but they would still smile!

Let's hope that soon they begin to speak Arabic, use burkas and follow Shariah.
Use this video for your application to the NSA, it's a nice portfolio piece.
D y e m Son
Wow supercreatief idee en mooie docu! Ook kudos voor de programmeur die je al die remote functies werkend kreeg!
Naz 17
Dit is ziek
Renato Assis
Júlia Freitas
In Brazil your phone would've been stolen the first day you tried, maybe in just a couple hours
Luiz Coimbra
Uitstekende video. Gefeliciteerd met uw initiatief!
Lucas Malaggi
very good
Sensacional!! But, what happens later when the phone is turned on again?
Documentaries Zone
The film takes an abrupt shift in tone at the end. I almost feel as if something happened that wasn't shown like he finally confronted the thief, even as to have a conversation and it went horribly wrong.
Cliff Hayes
Very cool. Thank you for making this film.
Ben Forshaw
I would be straight on the phone to the security services, here we have a gentleman of arabic origin who uses stolen phones to communicate, travels round European cities to random addresses, is 'apparently homeless' and using homeless facilities but can afford to drive around and constantly add credit to his phone...odd behaviour!
howdy dude
And the retarded mentality that this film maker has, is the reason why Europe is collapsing.
Mity Official
will there be a part 2?
Isaac Rockett
What software was he using?
Awesome project!!
Christopher Taylor
I know it's probably been years since you made this, but honestly this is fantastic. @"Anthony Van der Meer", thank you so much! This is incredible!
He took his religion seriously? Why the hell would he steal and take drugs then? Those are grievous sins you know.
Cosby Shmoony
Have you seen the film "The Lives of Others"?
This was great, keep up the good work!
Zalaegerszeg ザラエゲルセ
What's sad is that the man reminds me of me, I'm alot like him, lonely , desperate, very religious. I don't steal though,
Mehdi Kabouri
16:25, it's not "Do they have feelings for you?", he is his Moroccan friend, maybe the lawyer in the messages, and he says, "You fuck them all" in the sexual manner he means.
Well made documentary, and cool story
Gaby Brereton
Why didn't you remove personal information, including the thief's address, and the phone numbers he dialed such as the Egyptian one you show in full? Totally unethical, you will not make it as a journalist with that attitude.
That after-credit scene...
maximus gigantus
How do you know he was the guy who stole it? It was offline for a few days, maybe he bought it from a dealer.
This was Interesting.
Amz 183
Incredible film! Bravo!
more helpful than uk police who don't care and don't even accept my report to them
Nic nonymous
17:29 for a look at how retarded this religion is and the people that follow it are. Just as dumb as anyother religion really.
HI, really enjoyed this Short. Hope for further follow ups. As to the fact you started to feel sorry for him, well it shows your compassion (even if it turned out wrong - that's on him not you), it's almost like a reverse "Stockholm Syndrome" kind of thing. It will be interesting to see where else this phone travels to and who's hands it ends up in. Great work.
So you saw all of the evidence that he wasn't a good person but it wasn't until you saw the cover of the book that you felt it was okay to pass judgement? Seems odd. like maybe you've fabricated that bit for dramatic purposes. But what do I know? I haven't seen you in person.
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