Directed by Aaron Rookus
with Tyn Hagema and Viktor Griffioen
Kris (10) is taken to the swimming pool by Willem (35). They play, go on the slide and of course Kris gets some French fries. This time Willem tries to be as close to the boy as possible. When they are in the fitting room, Kris is confronted with a sexual request.
Aaron Rookus (1983) graduated with honours in 2008 as a Bachelor of Design and as a European Master of Media and Arts (EMMA) at the Utrecht School of Arts. His graduation film ‘I Wish I Could Share The Happiness Of Being Alone With Someone Else’ won several awards including the HKU award for best graduation project.
in 2009 he directed several music videos, developed a few short film projects and studied film theory at the University of Amsterdam. In 2010 he was selected for the international mediadesk sponsored programme Engage for feature film development and in 2012 he was selected as a talent at the Berlinale Talent Campus. His short debut ‘Wednesdays’ was released in 2012 and has won several awards. His second film ‘Balance’ premiered this May and competed at Shortcutz Amsterdam in November.
Aaron Rookus is a teacher at the Utrecht University of the Arts and continues to write and direct various films.
Directed by Gabriel Bauer
with Daniel Cornelissen, Celine Prins and Wim Serlie
An ordinary boy gets an extraordinary surprise when he finds the most beautiful girl he has ever seen flirting with him while sitting opposite him on a bus.
Born in San Francisco in 1974, Gabriel emigrated to the Netherlands at the age of 7. In 1995 Gabriel went to film school and achieved his Master of Arts degree in video and television. His graduation film 'Losing Face' is a short kung fu film that he made with a budget of less than 2000 euros. Losing Face was successful at several film festivals in the Netherlands. After film school Gabriel went to work as a production assistant for 'First Floor Features'. Here, he worked on the features Down (2001) and Tom & Thomas (2002). In 2002 he founded the production company Whisper Media together with Gabe McIntyre where he directed commercials and branding films. During this period they focused on Internet video/ virals and online TV formats. This passion lead to the founding of Xolo Media in 2006, which was an all round multimedia company. Since 2008 Gabriel has been working as a freelance director for commercial and fiction productions. His short film Biscuits (2011) premiered at the Dutch Film Festival and in 2012 his short film Flirt (2012) was finalist in the Green Film Making Competition. | gabebauer.com
Somewhere in a car graveyard, the Van Zanten family wakes up in a wrecked car. Upon learning they've been killed in a car crash, the estranged family members take the opportunity to come clean with one another.
SORRY was made in 48 hours during the 48 Hour Film Project in Rotterdam.
It won several prices, including Best Film, Best Directing and Best Music.
DOP: Nanko Goeting
Production: Levi Wilbrink, Dania Lopies
Gaffer: Rolf Roodhart
Best boy: Guido Klijnman
Focus puller: Jaron de Paauw
Production assistance : Nathan van der Meijden, Israh Badawi
Sound: Rene van Zundert
Styling: Clyde Semmoh
Make-up: Evalotte Oosterop
Grading: Remi Lindenhovius @ AVP
Editor: Wouter van Luijn
Music: Jeroen Houben
Gert - John Buijsman
Martha - Joke Bruijs
Son - Nasrdin Dchar
Angry man - Julius Ponten
Kid - Joey Anker
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk
Van Kruijssen Casting
Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. The film was triggered by the death of Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who died aged 39 on 16th July 2011 from cancer.
Dutch designer director Mischa Rozema is also co-founder and Creative Director of PostPanic. Mischa’s work is fundamental to the reputation Postpanic has developed over the past 12 years and his uncompromising creative vision has won awards worldwide. His background in graphic design and an intense love-affair with film, set him on a path of creating unusual visual directions by combining whatever technique was available, be it live action, CG or motion graphics. Today Mischa is best known for his ability to take seemingly ordinary projects in unexpected creative directions and his recently completed short film, The Postman Returns, turned heads globally