First Date

Daan and Tess are having their first date. But despite their thorough preparations, things do not go as expected.

  • Evelien van Raaij
    Director
    District 24, vol. 1
  • Evelien van Raaij
    Writer
    Star, District 24, Zap, Spider
  • Marc Raps
    Producer
    District 24, Spider
  • Bob van Schaik
    Producer
    Vaccin
  • Nisse Eimers
    Key Cast
    Star, District 24, Spider, Vaccin
  • Shaima Boone
    Key Cast
  • Mounir Aboulasri
    Key Cast
    After the Rain, Enter Your Mind, Nano
  • Jessica De Bel
    Key Cast
  • Perry Mulder
    Key Cast
    Star, Zap
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Eerste date
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Nieuwe Filmers Festival 2016
    Den Bosch
    Netherlands
    September 25, 2016
    World Premiere
    Best Actress: Shaima Boone, Best Music
  • Bossche Filmers
    Den Bosch
    Netherlands
    January 26, 2017
Director Biography - Evelien van Raaij

Evelien van Raaij was born in the Den Bosch area of The Netherlands in 1990. She learned to be a camera operator at the Koning Willem 1 College in Den Bosch and interned at the local network Boschtion Media, where she worked as camera operator, editor and producer. In 2010, she started her education at Enschede's Saxion University, following the Media, Information and Communication course. She graduated in 2014 and now lives near Den Bosch, where she works in marketing and video production.

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Director Statement

'First Date' is all about not letting expectations define your behavior. As the film progresses, each character learns to let go of their fears and just be themselves.