When film student Anthony van der Meer’s phone was stolen he quickly realized just how much personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So Anthony decided to let another phone get stolen. Only this time the phone was pre-programmed with a secret app that could monitor everything being done with it.
According to van der Meer, 300 police reports a week are filed for smartphone theft in the Netherlands. Besides losing your expensive device, a stranger may have access to all of your photos, videos, e-mails, messages and contacts.
To what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone? What kind of person steals a phone? And where do stolen phones eventually end up?
Anthony sought to find out and created the short film above, Find my Phone