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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch ()


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In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game.

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Stefan Butler
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Peter Butler
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Dr. Haynes
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Mohan Thakur
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Colin Ritman
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Kitty
Catriona Knox ...
Leslie
Paul Bradley ...
Robin
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Crispin
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Young Stefan
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Mum
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Pearl Ritman
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Satpal
Suzanne Burden ...
Judith Mulligan
Jeff Minter ...
Jerome F. Davies
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon-Jo Inkpen ...
Pax
Jackson Kai ...
Programmer
Tom McCall ...
Paramedic
Ellie Piercy ...
Receptionist
Stephen Rashbrook ...
Narrator
Rochenda Sandall ...
Pippa 1st AD
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Reporter

Directed by

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David Slade

Written by

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Charlie Brooker ... (written by)

Produced by

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Charlie Brooker ... executive producer
Annabel Jones ... executive producer
Mark Kinsella ... co-producer
Marshall Leviten ... line producer
Russell McLean ... producer

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Brian Reitzell

Cinematography by

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Aaron Morton
Jake Polonsky

Film Editing by

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Tony Kearns

Editorial Department

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Tatiane Alencar ... second assistant editor
Tom Alexander ... digital intermediate editor
Charlotte Dean ... post-production supervisor
Simon Dunne ... Technicolor PULSE: Senior Producer
Greg Elston ... post-production
Shuna Frood ... post-production supervisor
Alex Gascoigne ... digital intermediate manager
Simon Giblin ... on-line editor
Dexter Kong ... pulse picture operator
Charlotte Laing ... post-production
Aileen McIntosh ... post-production
Kitty McWilliams ... post-production coordinator
Tom Mitchell ... pulse conform operator
John Weeks ... first assistant editor

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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Catrin Meredydd ... (production design)

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Phil Noall ... standby art director
Fabrice Spelta ... supervising art director
Damian Léon Watts

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Jason Fitzpatrick ... (Technical Props)
Maggie Ogden ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Caroline Harris

Makeup Department

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Oonagh Bagley ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Kirstin Chalmers ... makeup & hair designer
Mark Coulier ... prosthetic makeup designer
Lizzie Davies ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor
Adam Keith Edwards ... mold maker
Helena Jopling ... trainee hair stylist / trainee make-up artist
David Malinowski ... prosthetic painter
Colum Mangan ... mold maker
Polly Mossman ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Stephen Murphy ... prosthetic makeup artist
Josh Weston ... prosthetic sculptor
Kate Laura Woodhead ... silicone runner

Production Management

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Kelly Duffell ... production manager
Shuna Frood ... post-production supervisor
Hamish Gray ... unit manager
Ian Hewitt ... unit manager
Jo Kay ... head of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jay Arthur ... first assistant director
Michael Chapman ... third assistant director
Mike Chapman ... third assistant director
Paresh Dayalji ... floor runner
Hannah O'Donnell ... floor runner
Nick Simmonds ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jasmin Backshall ... assistant art director
Rebecca Barker-McLean ... art department assistant
Wayne D. Barlowe ... Concept Artist
George Bettles ... standby carpenter
Mark Bevan ... dressing props
Aimee Bunyard ... standby painter
Steve Clark ... carpenter/stand-by: dailies
Garry Dawson ... prop master
Josh Field ... standby props
Jason Fitzpatrick ... technical props
Chris Foss ... concept artist
Terence Harrington ... props: dailies
Richard Hawkyard ... standby props
Dougie Lankston ... props storeman
Isobel Mackenzie ... graphic assistant
Bea L. Manzanara ... lead painter
Carly Mason ... graphic designer
Sarah McClarence ... assistant production buyer
Jono Moles ... construction manager
Rose Noble ... clearence assistant
Greg Page ... props
Barnaby Papworth ... charge hand
Natalie Preston ... graphic designer
Maisie Robinson ... graphic assistant
Ian Taylor ... hod construction
Dale Walters ... props: Dailies
Steve Wheeler ... dressing props
Alice Wigley ... production buyer
Lisa Williams ... lead graphic designer
Louis Wilson ... dressing props
Chloe Wood ... production buyer

Sound Department

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Tim Barker ... sound recordist
Daniel Bodsworth ... sound mix technician
Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Doug Cooper ... re-recording mixer
Davide Favargiotti ... dialogue editor
Michael Hamilton ... sound mix facility producer
Serin Kucuk ... 2nd assistant sound
Michael Maroussas ... dialogue editor
Christer Melén ... sound effects editor
Markus Moll ... assistant re-recording mixer
Keith Partridge ... foley mixer
Mathias Schuster ... foley editor
Ken Sluiter ... sound mixer
Barnaby Smyth ... foley artist
Joakim Sundström ... supervising sound editor
Adrienne Taylor ... 1st assistant sound
Mark Timms ... sound mix assistant
Sacha Walker ... adr editor

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Colin Gorry ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Joe Billington ... visual effects line producer
Duncan Cook ... visual effects producer
Sacha Danjou ... compositor
Carl Edlund ... digital matte painter
Matthew Fletcher ... lead cg supervisor
Alastair Hearsum ... cg supervisor
Mark Holman Harris ... compositor
Will Howden ... visual effects assistant editor
Zybrand Jacobs ... cg artist
Julian Johnson ... cg artist
Duncan Malcolm ... visual effects supervisor
Clayton McDermott ... motion graphics artist
Kyle Obley ... compositor
Leanne Pletersky ... compositor
Aaron Smith ... cg artist
Jean-Clement Soret ... digital colourist
Saskia Vaneveld ... visual effects line producer
Hazel Weatherall ... digital artist: 3D Scanning
Lilles Whitby ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Andy Bennett ... stunt coordinator
Chloé Bruce ... stunt performer
Paul Ginns ... stunt performer
Luke Gomes ... stunt double: Fionn Whitehead
Dan Griffiths ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alessio David Ciattini ... data wrangler & dailies colorist
Rob Collins ... 2nd Unit Gaffer
Rob Collins ... second unit: gaffer
Oliver Curtis ... second unit cinematographer
Matt Grace ... best boy
Adam Green ... camera trainee
Julia Green ... first assistant camera b camera
Russell Hall ... standby rigger
Gareth Harfoot ... aerial camera operator
Dan Henderson ... second assistant camera
Joe Hewitt ... electrician
Tommy Holman ... first assistant camera
Jac Hopkins ... second unit: grip
Charlie Hughes ... second unit: second assistant camera
Jack Jackson ... grip trainee
Mark Johnson ... electrician
Tony Kay ... camera operator
Ed Lancaster ... key grip
Tom Lane ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nathan Lloyd ... camera trainee: dailies
James Malamatinas ... 2nd Assistant Camera: B Cam
Shaun Mone ... gaffer
Elliott Polley ... key grip
Luis Reggiardo ... digital imaging technician
Pete Scott ... desk operator
Hilda Sealy ... second unit: first assistant camera
Mike Sherno ... generator operator
Philip A.T. Smith ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James Starr ... grip: "b" camera
Sam Taylor ... camera trainee
Nick C. Teulon ... grip: "b" camera
Jacob Ward ... video assistant dailies / video playback operator

Casting Department

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Olivia Brittain ... casting associate
Catherine Garlick ... casting assistant
Eliza Heslop ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jen Davies ... costume supervisor
Rebecca Jempson ... costume assistant
Zoe Longbottom ... costume trainee
Claire Tremlett ... costume standby

Location Management

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James Brodie ... assistant location manager
Charlotte Peters ... assistant location manager
Charlie Somers ... supervising location manager
Anna Walker ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Amelia Hartley ... music supervisor
Lee Scott ... music editor
Cecile Tournesac ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Aidan Keating ... transportation captain
Bohdan Stoklasa ... facilities captain
Alan Tribe ... unit driver
Ian Tuite ... unit driver

Other crew

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Dalida Carew ... cashier
Priya Chavda ... assistant production coordinator
Sophie Cook ... senior lawyer
Alastair Crees ... production secretary
Lola Dauda ... assistant script supervisor
Ryan Derrick ... production accountant
David Girvan ... assistant script editor
Josh Harris ... rushes runner
Nick Irving ... legal & business affairs
Josie Kelly ... financial controller
Sean Kenneally ... production finance manager
Marilyn Kirby ... script supervisor
Tim Leach ... production coordinator
Hannah Lewis ... payroll accountant
Garry Marriott ... unit medic
Daniel Ponomari ... stand-in (as Bogdan Ponomari)
Laura Renton ... rushes runner
Claudia Selby ... production assistant
Adam Survay ... runner
Jack Wooley ... production runner

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2018) (Singapore) (video)
  • Netflix (2018) (United States) (video)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

1984. Stefan is developing a computer game based on the book 'Bandersnatch', a novel where you get to make choices and this determines the story. He has an opportunity to take his game to Tuckersoft, a software company, and have them release it. However, the more he works on the game the more his life emulates the game, with choices being made that are out of his control. Stefan appears to be going insane. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • Чёрное зеркало: Брандашмыг (Russia)
  • Kara Ayna: Bandersnatch (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Черно огледало: Бандърснач (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Μαύρος Καθρέφτης: Bandersnatch (Greece)
  • Czarne lustro: Bandersnatch (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia A Black Mirror (2011) interactive film, in which the viewer chooses the plot direction multiple times. Although the listed running time is 90 minutes, this is approximate depending how long the viewer decides to keep watching. The total amount of footage included to make all of the film's possible variations work is 5 hours 12 minutes 13 seconds, as revealed by the film's BBFC classification. See more »
Goofs One of Stefan's choices is between a record album of Tangerine Dream or Isao Tomita's The Bermuda Triangle. When he chooses the Tomita album, you see him go home and take a standard black vinyl LP out of its sleeve and play it on his turntable. However, the particular record he purchased was actually pressed in a pink color, (not the usual black) to represent the corals around Bermuda. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #2.8 (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Relax See more »
Quotes Colin Ritman: There's messages in every game. Like Pac-Man. Do you know what PAC stands for? P-A-C: "program and control." He's Program and Control Man the whole things a metaphor, he thinks he's got free will but really he's trapped in a maze, in a system, all he can do is consume, he's pursued by demons that are probably just in his own head, and even if he does manage to escape by slipping out one side of the maze, what happens? He comes right back in the other side. People think it's a happy game, it's not a happy game, it's a fucking nightmare world and the worst thing is it's real and we live in it. It's all code. If you listen closely, you can hear the numbers. There's a cosmic flowchart that dictates where you can and where you can't go. I've given you the knowledge. I've set you free. Do you understand?
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