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Farmer Jack

Jack is leading a happy farmer's life with his cow, chicken and sheep. But when prices for his farming products suddenly drop he is caught in a dramatic downward spiral, having to work harder for less money. A salesman and a scientist claim to have a solution, but do they? Or could the cure be worse than the disease..?

  • Arjan Wilschut
    Hardboiled Chicken, Deadly Drive-In Disaster
  • Arjan Wilschut
    Hardboiled Chicken, Deadly Drive-In Disaster
  • Chris Mouw
    Cobain: Montage of Heck, Junkyard
  • Michiel Snijders
    Woezel and Pip, Junkyard
  • Arnoud Rijken
    Junkyard, Trippel Trappel
  • Arjan Wilschut
    Father and Daughter, Phantom Boy, Minoes
  • Pascal Vermeersch
    Brendan and the Secret of Kells, Phantom Boy, Funan
  • Sandro Cluezo
    Tarzan, Enchanted, Family Guy, Dragon's Lair
  • Dick Wilschut
    Hardboiled Chicken
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Boer Jansen
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    political drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Shooting Format:
    DCP, 35 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Netherlands Filmfestival
    October 1, 2012
    World Premiere
    Audience Award (publiekslieveling)
  • Green Image Filmfestival
    March 22, 2014
    Asian premiere
    Green Image Award
  • Iran International Festival Films for Children and Young Adults
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    October 14, 2013
    Middle East premiere
    Golden Butterfly
Distribution Information
  • il Luster Productions
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Arjan Wilschut

Arjan Wilschut - Animator, director, writer

Arjan started animating on commercials for Comic House agency, and on Piet Kroon’s film Dada. He lived and worked in Cardiff for five years. For Joanna Quinn he animated on Famous Fred, several Whiskas ads, and Dreams and Desires. He worked briefly in London for TVC, Uli Meyer Studios and on Michael Dudok de Wit’s oscar-winning film Father and Daughter.

Back in Holland he made the title sequence for the popular Dutch children’s film Minoes and started a small studio called Animation Works to write, design, and direct his own films: Shadows (2002), Penguins Christmas (2004), Hard boiled Chicken (2006) and Boer Jansen (2012) aka Farmer Jack, which won 5 international film awards and 2 Audience Awards.

Latest addition is the Ultrashort film 'Sola Powers in Deadly Drive-In Disaster' (2015) which was shown before 007: SPECTRE in Dutch cinemas nationwide. The short won several awards and nominations and is still being screened at festivals worldwide.

In recent years Arjan animated on European feature films like Phantom Boy (2015), Ethel and Ernest (2016) and Funan (2017). He also works as a storyboard artist for several TV productions and of course, he is working on a new short film.

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Director Statement

...‘Tien jaar geleden zag ik op het nieuws veel berichten over de gekkekoeienziekte en mond-en-klauwzeer. Die veeziektes stonden vaak in verband met onverantwoorde grootschalige veehandel, waar ook veel antibiotica en pillen aan te pas kwamen. De beelden van een bulldozer die bergen dode kippen verplaatste vond ik erg schokkend; het was voor mij een reden om een film over het onderwerp te maken en mensen hierover te laten nadenken.’

(Excerpt from an interview with CJP blog)