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Bouba & Kiki

Bouba is a young librarian suffering from a strange form of synaesthesia, where he associates the sound of voices with flavours. He is lured out of his self-appointed recluse when he meets a young jazz singer whose voice doesn't seem to have any flavour at all.

  • Jack Goessens
  • Jack Goessens
  • Isabelle Goessens
  • Daniel Cameron
    Key Cast
    I Am Me, Wedding Belles,
  • Joanne Thomson
    Key Cast
    In Plain Sight, Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, The Victim
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019
    United Kingdom
    March 15, 2019
    World Premiere
    Scottish Competition official selection
  • Euregion Film Festival 2019
    March 22, 2019
    Dutch Premiere
    Official Competition
Director Biography - Jack Goessens

Jack is a Dutch born filmmaker who moved to the UK in 2011. After graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland his graduation film ‘Gender Twister’ screened at Cineworld and was nominated for various awards. He won the Glasgow Short Film Festival pitch contest with his script ‘Bouba & Kiki’ and the film premiered there as part of the BAFTA qualifying Scottish Competition in 2019. This same year, he was also one of 20 people selected for the prestigious BFI Network Weekender. His most recent film Juniper is currently in the final stages of post-production. As an (often) invisible minority, Jack is interested in exploring social topics and sensitive filmmaking.

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Director Statement

I'm a Dutch-born, UK based writer/director. I made Bouba & Kiki because I wanted to tell a story about someone who is struggling with something internally, invisible to others. I thought synesthesia would be an interesting, visual metaphor. The script won the Glasgow Short Film Festival Production Attic Pitch, which facilitated the production of the film.