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