Home Before Dark

Category: Telefilm
Director: Joeri Holsheimer
Writer: Jaap Peter Enderle
Cast: Robert de Hoog, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Anneke Blok, Gaite Jansen
Sound: Eddy de Cloe
Gaffer: Joris Hetsen
Editor: Wouter van Luijn
DOP: Coen Stroeve
Art director: Florian Legters
Make-up & hair: Robert Stouthamer        
Costume design: Lynn van Eck
Line producer: Mendy Post
Producers: Sander Verdonk & Gertjan Langeland
Duration: 50 minutes
Broadcast partners: NTR, VARA, VPRO
Financing: CoBo Fund, Mediafund, The Netherlands Film Fund

When the Dutch peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan is nearly over, soldier Diederick dies in the arms of his 21-year-old platoon mate Johnny. Johnny comes home as coffin bearer. He is being welcomed home by his parents. But he still has one mission to complete, a birthday gift from Diederick to give the twin sister Fleur.  The loss of Diederick has put the family relations on edge. Johnny is sucked into the unpredictable family struggling with their pain. Johnny sees it as his duty to help them, but he doesn’t know how. To be able to come home, he must first allow himself to experience his own grief.

Director – Joeir Holsheimer

Joeri Holsheimer studied photography for 2 years at the Royal Academy for the Visual Arts in The Hague before commencing his studies at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. Joeri is a qualified cameraman, but immediately after he graduated  started directing commercials and short films for CZAR.

“My intention is to find ways to make a film credible while telling a surreal/fantastic story. I think content dictates form. The use of CGI and postproduction are now part of the basic toolkit of a director and I enjoy the possibilities they offer.