Report: #1106752

Complaint Review:, Ben Harten, Defacto Content,,,

  • Submitted: Fri, December 13, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, June 14, 2014
  • Reported By: HOLLYWOOD VIDEOGRAPHER — Los Angeles California
  •, Ben Harten, Defacto Content,,,

    USA, Ben Harten, Defacto Content,,, twitter: linkedin: http:/ Exploits people for profit! Will hire you from Israel and then won't pay for services rendered. Los Angeles, California and Israel Internet

*Author of original report: Issue was resolved.

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I was approached by Ben to shoot a promo last mnute on the tuesday before Thanksgiving 2013. He asked for a video to promote his new brand and I agreed. I should've known better since he was in Israel but a PR agency in New York by the name of Massive Media run by another individual named Rob Rusktails (who also exploits people's talents for big brands). They asked me to work on Thanksgiving and they said they'd pay that day, thy didn't, or the next day or the next week or ever. This report is being made on Friday the 13th so that gives you an idea of how long it's been and still nothing. The actual night of the shoot was a calamity and I had to shoot additional footage that i had to manufacture to finish the video. All of this for a measily $500 dollars! My family has had a very bad year as we lost my mother a few weeks before Thanksgiving, my fater is gravely ill and had a nightmare financially in 2013. [continued below]....

..... I did it because I really needed the money, so I left my family after an hour to do the job on a rainy night. I did the job but first lets go over the actual job I did here. First I personally produced, directed, DP'd and edited the job for the promo on the day, then I had to get at least 5 actors and take them to separate locations that I also had to lock down for the additional action that just wasn't there at the first night I shot. I shot an adiitional day now making it four days and editied the whole piece and even uploaded it to youtube for the client. I got an email saying, and this will make you laugh out loud; 



Thanks for the cut, I know you did alot of work on getting it to this point. 
I've been on a short break and will be back on Tue. I had a few fixes i want to request to make the flow a little more real. 
Payment will be forthcoming as soon as I am back as well.
I'll be in touch tomorrow.
I sent him a payment request on paypal two weeks ago and it has now been over three weeks and nothing. Mind you I was supposed to be paid Thanksgiving night. 
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Issue was resolved.


Eventually paid. Issue was resolved.

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