Fatal

Milan is a young entrepreneur who opens a club. When he becomes a victim of senseless violence, all hopes and dreams that used to drive him are perished. He gets depressed and loses hope to ever fully recover.

  • Jesse Bleekemolen
    Director
  • Jesse Bleekemolen
    Writer
  • Dick van den Heuvel
    Writer
  • Jesse Bleekemolen
    Producer
  • Robin Aarts
    Producer
  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Key Cast
    "Milan van Zalinghe"
  • Priscilla Knetemann
    Key Cast
    "Sophie Halder"
  • Ronald Top
    Key Cast
    "Maarten Halder"
  • Iris Slee
    Key Cast
    "Lotte Halder"
  • Harry Piekema
    Key Cast
    "Heer van Zalinghe"
  • Mamoun Elyounoussi
    Key Cast
    "Ferhane Mohammed"
  • Sanna Mensonides
    Director of Photography
  • Ellen Jansen
    Production Design
  • Margriet Procee
    Costume Design
  • Mary Borsato
    Costume Design
  • Fons Merkies
    Composer
  • Laurens Goedhart
    Composer
  • John Ewbank
    Composer
  • Ot Louw
    Editor
  • Hans van der Steilen
    Visual Effects
  • Bram Vleugel
    Visual Effects
  • Timothy Radstaat
    Special Make-Up
  • Lucienne Barten
    Make-Up
  • Warner Krol
    Animator
  • Michael Prins
    Title Song
  • Sandra van Nieuwland
    Title Song
  • Fajah Lourens
    Title Song
  • Mo Alitou
    Title Song
  • Charly Luske
    Title Song
  • Brownie Dutch
    Title Song
  • Martijn Helle
    Dialogue Editor
  • Ronnie van der Veer
    Foley Artist
  • Quincy Vlijtig
    Sound Effects Editor
  • Arno Willemstein
    Recording Mixer / Supervising Sound Editor
  • Willem Biemans
    Grip
  • Nils Valkenborgh
    Steadycam Operator
  • Arjo Frank Kievits
    Still Photographer
  • Walter Russ
    Graphic Designer
  • Joel Sahuleka
    Color Grading
  • Allard Zoetman
    Trailer Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Fataal
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Red Epic Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Premiere
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    October 31, 2016
    Dutch Premiere
Distribution Information
  • JSB Productions B.V.
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jesse Bleekemolen

Jesse Bleekemolen is a writer, director and producer. When he was a little boy he was enthralled on his visits to the circus, theatre and cinema, where he tried to fathom how the great names created such wonderful spectacles. He discovered a passion for light, sound, film, television and music. At the tender age of 12 he worked as an apprentice at Eyeworks, and that is when he decided he wanted to stay in the world of film and television.

After his apprenticeship he worked on various television programmes and series. He also became a volunteer for the theatre productions of the Crown Theatre in Aalsmeer, where he discovered his social possibilities. Following these activities, and after making a short film on mindless violence, he decided to become an ambassador for the Stichting MOED (Courage Foundation). In order to place this problem in a broader perspective, he began work on the script for his first genuine film production: Fataal. This earned the following review in Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf: “The fledgling director (19!) got his project off the ground with minimal resources, and the truly fabulous cast (notably the talented Hamilton) cooperated free of charge.” The film was released internationally in 70 countries and is now also available via the Video on Demand channels of providers such as Ziggo and KPN. The success of the film has also led to a documentary planned for the summer of 2017, which focuses on the making of a musical version of Fataal. Jesse is writing, directing and producing both the documentary and the musical based on the film.

After his first film Fataal, Jesse started work on new productions, such as Fenix for KPN Video on Demand. He also acted as assistant director on a short film by Simone van Dusseldorp for Dutch public service channel NTR-Kort, and from May to October he worked as assistant director on the programme Dokter Deen for broadcasting service Omroep Max. He further intends to make a documentary about the nineteen-year-old snowboarder Chris Vos, who is preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Vos became Junior World Champion in 2013 and is an ambassador for the Johan Cruyff Foundation. Bleekemolen will follow his preparations for the Paralympic Games. The extensive experience acquired by Bleekemolen in his first major production is being put to good use in his new projects.

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Director Statement

"Fatal tells the story, where news headlines end their stories."