WILD - short film - 2019
With the support of the Dutch Film Fund (filmfonds Shorts) and Cinesud (Cinesud Talent 2018) we shot the short film ‘Wild’ in the late summer of 2018. A dark absurdistic comedy about a misbehaving father on a trip with his family.
Produced by The Rogues (Nightshade, De Libi).
Cast: o.a. Wouter Hendrickx (Helaasheid der Dingen, De Infiltrant), Hannah van Lunteren (Dames 4, Ik Weet Wie Je Bent) and Jochum ten Haaf (Dunkirk, Vechtershart).
‘Wild’ premiered at Imagine Film Festival in april 2019 and won the Méliès d’Argent award for best short film. It was also in competition at the Bucheon Int. Fantastic Film Festival 2019 in South-Korea, the official selection at DC Shorts 2019, Washington D.C. and in the main competition at Sitges Fantastic Film Festival 2019, Spain. Back in The Netherlands, the film is part of Dutch Film Festival’s official selection for the Dutch Golden Calf competition for best short film and is selected for Shortcutz 2019.
In oct. 2019 Wild won the Méliès d’Or 2019 award, for best European fantastic short film at Sitges Film Festival.
Festival inquiries: Hidde de Vries | Kapitein Kort
Poster design by Lars Ickenroth and me
2029 - pilot webseries - 2018
Together with Kurt Platvoet I wrote and directed a pilot for the webseries ‘2029’ for the Dutch broadcasting network BNNVARA. Produced by July Film.
VALT EEN MAN UIT DE LUCHT (A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY) - short - 2017
A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY HAS BEEN SELECTED AT THESE FESTIVALS, AMONG OTHERS:
Nederlands Film Festival 2017
Prague Short film festival 2018, best international short film competition
Shortcutz 2018, winner in all nominated categories (best film, director, screenplay, actor, actress and the audience award)
GoShort 2018, best Dutch short film competition
Movies that Matter festival 2018
Brussels Short Film Festival 2018, best international short competition
Brest European Short Film Festival 2018, in competition
Leicester International Short Film Festival 2018, in competition
Quebec City Film Festival 2018
Leeds Int. Film Festival 2018, in competition
Interfilm Berlin 2018, in competition
Bucharest Short Film Festival 2018, in competition
‘A man falls from the sky’ is a dark comedy short film.
Synopsis: Ton and Ineke Korrel enjoy their warm afternoon soup when a man crashes down from the sky, in their garden. Ton sees a dangerous species on his lawn, while Ineke wants to help this heavily injured man. The situation escalates. The couple will soon find out who their other half really is. Hopefully before it's too late.
BEERZE - Commercial - 2016
The first commercial I ever directed! Together with creative Jasper Langenhoff I created this mini adventure film for the Dutch beer brand BEERZE. Very tasty beers. The film was shot with a very very tiny budget, but with lots of help of local hero’s. All the cast-members are among them.
Commercial / 1m01s
BED BAD BROOD - Pilot webseries - 2015
Together with Kurt Platvoet and the Dutch broadcastingnetwork VPRO I developed the webseries BED BAD BROOD, a satire about refugees coming to the Netherlands.
Webserie / 5m54s
Website VPRO DORST
DE TOEGIFT - Gradiation film - 2012
My Graduation film. This feels like such a long time ago. ‘Encore’ is about a immensly popular Dutch singer who is unhappy about his carreer, unhappy in life in general. Something profoundly has to happen before he’s able to break the impasse.
The film got selected for the Student competition at the Dutch Film Festival 2012 and Eindhovens Film Festival 2012.
Drama / 22 minutes