NINGYO (2019)

23″ – Dutch, English, French, Russian, Japanese, Ordu – Dutch or English subtitles

Ningyo is the short fiction film that I edited as part of my graduation from the Netherlands Film Academy. 

In a dystopian city, where women are merely the possession of men, the 17-year-old Valentina escapes from Zéro’s grasp. Vulnerable and alone, she gets rescued by Alex, the leader of a group of young, strong women who fight together against the injustice in the world.

It is now available for viewing on 3LAB (with Dutch subtitles).

Poster for the film Ningyo. Valentina is in a wet, red oversize sweater. There are Japanese symbols in the background/

CAST

Valentina: Melody van Gompel
Alex: Sue-Ann Bel
Dunya: Ayisha Siddiqi
Sen: Esther Low
Marina: Jasmine Karimova

MAIN CREW

Director: Timo Ottevanger
Writer: Perla Vita Beerens
Producers: Remy Mulder, Jesse van der Pluijm, Wladimir van Heester & Jana Mucek
Cinematography: Dionne Cats
Production Design: Nadine Klingen & Noa van Nielen
Editing: Eva Plompen
Sound Design: Meghan van der Meer
Sound Recording: Sofie van der Meer
Sound Mixing: Andrea de Jonge
Composing: Annelotte Coster
VFX Supervisor: Cyriel Verkuijlen

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS & AWARDS

Netherlands Film Festival 2019 – Student Competition Official Selection

Eurasia International Montly Film Festival – WINNER Best Student Film January 2020

Prisma Rome Independent Film Awards – Semi-finalist Best Short Film February 2020

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ningyo-2308309666121282/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ningyodefilm/
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10544354/

READ ABOUT THE FILM

DUTCH ARTICLES

“Timo Ottevanger over Ningyo: ‘De wereld is een dierentuin'” on Filmkrant.nl