Private Project

Permission to dream

In 'Permission to dream' we follow Fayaz. Fayaz (9) fled Afghanistan aged 3 together with his mother. While his life as an asylum seeker is insecure, he is determined: he will become an animal caretaker.

  • Caroline Keman
    Director
  • Paula Vonhof
    Director
  • Caroline Keman
    Writer
  • Paula Vonhof
    Writer
  • Caroline Keman
    Producer
  • Paula Vonhof
    Producer
  • Fayaz
    Key Cast
  • Hossain
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Droomvergunning
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Caroline Keman, Paula Vonhof

Caroline Keman, filmmaker born in Amsterdam, was at an early age inspired by the films of Dutch director Bert Haanstra. Films purely based on its images and catching from beginning to end. After some film courses in Amsterdam, she decided to study abroad. In 2011 she graduated at the Prague Film School in ‘Documentary Filmmaking’.

Once she came back, she started studying ‘Audiovisual Media’ at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. This is where Paula and Caroline met each other and since then they are inseparable.

Leonard Retel Helmrich’s work is a source of inspiration for Paula Vonhof. He is both cinematographer and director, which is something she highly admires. Just like him, she prefers to shoot stylized images, which deepens the storyline. Before she applied to ‘Audiovisual Media’ at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, she studied graphic design at Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht.

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Director Statement

Caroline and Paula have directed and filmed ‘Permission to dream’. Several short documentaries and films they have worked on as director and cinematographer have been selected for film festivals all over the world. A couple of them have even been screened at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. The couple loves working together and is about to set up a production company, which produces portraits of people who discuss social issues.