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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. 


Category: Telefilm
Director: Rolf van Eijk
Writer: Bastiaan Tichler
DOP: Martijn van Broekhuizen
Casting director: Rebecca van Unen & Gwen Maduro
Cast: a.o. Sigrid ten Napel, Tygo Gernandt, Coosje Smid
Gaffer: Uwe Kuipers
Art director: Florian Legters
Make-up: Robert Stouthamer
Editor: Wietse de Zwart
Sound: David Dramm
Sound design: Michaël Sauvage
Line Producer: Bo Polak
Producers: Gertjan Langeland & Sander Verdonk
Duration: 50 minutes

Festival Selection

Karlovy Vary – Czech Republic
Cinekid – The Netherlands
Right Film Festival STEPS
Prifilmfest – Kosovo
PRIX EUROPA 2012 – Italia
CineCity Brighton Film Festival – United Kingdom

Isabel, a teenage girl, is placed in juvenile detention. After a fit of rage, she ends up in solitary confinement. She promises to change, but, before she can move forward in life, she has to confront her past.

Rolf van Eijk – DIRECTOR

Rolf van Eijk’83, studied fiction screen writing and directing at the School of the Arts in Utrecht. In his second year he made, amongst other projects, the short film”Guido”which was selected for the Dutch FilmFestival. In 2007 he graduated with the film  “HEAVEN OVER HOLLAND” in which he shows an unprecedented, not polarizing picture of Mohammed B. He wins the HKU AWARD for Most Innovative Graduation Project.