Karaoke, The End

'Karaoke, The End' is a short coming-of-age film about 17-year-old Luna, who can't wait to shake off her childhood identity. She secretly has somewhat ‘steamy' contact with the charismatic 37-year-old Michael, to whom she shows herself as a mature and desirable woman. But with her father Jeff, she still takes on the role of a young, good daughter. She switches back and forth between her two identities and thus knows how to keep the online and offline world apart flawlessly. Until the moment these worlds unexpectedly collide and Luna is confronted with the expectations she has created.

  • Muck van Empel
  • Muck van Empel
  • Inge ter Schure
  • Chantal Bartels
  • Frida Heijmen
    Key Cast
  • Michaël Bloos
    Key Cast
  • Kees Boot
    Key Cast
  • Max Laros
    Key Cast
  • Joe Sinduhije
    Key Cast
  • Yorrick van der Gugten
    Director of Photography
  • Marlon van der Strigt
    Production Manager
  • Marieke Weitkamp
    1st Assistant Director
  • Sem Verstappen
    Assistant Director & Script Supervisor
  • Thijs van Geenhuizen
    Focus Puller
  • Stijn Nuvemann
    2nd Assistant Camera & DIT
  • Erik van Wouden
  • Aaron Homma
    Best Boy
  • Jop Verhulst
    Best Boy
  • Stern Apperloo
  • Jorinde Baks
    Production Design
  • Kiki van Caspel
    Set Dresser
  • Naomi Dekker
    Art Intern
  • Trudy Buren
    Make-up & Hair
  • Angelique van der Kaaij
    Make-up & Hair
  • Judith van den Berg
    Wardrobe & Styling
  • Nikki Gorissen
  • Erik Verhulst
    Color Grading
  • Nils Gerbens
  • Joost de Haas
    Title Design
  • Ra Malazo
    Film Poster Design
  • Sam Huisman
    Sound Recording
  • Zoé Beekes
    Sound design
  • Eelco Bakker
    Dialog editor
  • Nino Frijmersum
    Dialog editor
  • Rob Bekhuis
    ADR mixer
  • Rob Bekhuis
    Foley mixer
  • Zoé Beekes
    Foley artist
  • Rob Bekhuis
    Foley artist
  • Alex Lodola
  • Eelco Bakker
    Re-recording mixer
  • Zoé Beekes
    Re-recording mixer
  • STMPD recording studios Amsterdam
    Post sound facilities
  • Madelief Blanken
  • Sander van Amsterdam
  • Anwar Aaziz
  • Betty Post
  • Tom Bakker
    Script Coach
  • Markoesa Hamer
    Intimacy Coordinator
  • Lucinda Zoutendijk
    Vocal coach
  • Melody Klaver
  • Floor Köster
    Production assistant
  • Ellie de Lange
    Production assistant
  • Demi Gomez
    3rd Assistant Director
  • Terra van Elferen
    3rd Assistant Director
  • Joris Jan Reuten
    Location Manager
  • Birgit Trienekens
  • Jeroen Houwink ten Cate
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    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2023
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  • Nederlands Film Festival

    September 25, 2023
    Dutch Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Muck van Empel

Muck van Empel is an independent film professional based in Amsterdam. She works as a director, screenplay consultant, 1st AD, acting coach and assistant to director. Raised between the theater and film industry, with a mother as an actress and a father as a documentary cameraman, the love for creation is in her blood.
A one-year Drama course in England fired her up for the close and collaborative work with actors. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Roosevelt. Studying social psychology, philosophy, and anthropology, further sparked her fascination for human behavior and intercultural interaction. At the Dutch Film Academy she found the right ground to combine all this in the world of fictional narration. She graduated as a fiction director in 2017 with the mid-length film 'Ignorance is Bliss', which premiered as the opening film of the La Cabina International Med-length Film Festival in Valencia.
Her love for colorful and aesthetic photography is reflected in the fifteen-years of collecting photo books. In her work, Muck is always looking for the deeper, painful but beautiful layers underneath intimate human contact, making use of the colorful and imaginative qualities of film.
With her analytical skills and cheerful social character she is a 'fish in water' on a film set.

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