On the last day of summer, six-year-old Kay is having fun with his brother on their parents' cargo ship. When Kay is called inside to get changed, the mood within the family shifts. Without fully understanding what it means, Kay must say goodbye to his beloved life onboard.

On the road towards boarding school, Kay tries to cope with the situation. In his own way, he tries to bridge the growing distance between him, his brother, and their parents.

Upon arrival, Kay realizes that his life will never be the same, and saying goodbye means he must find a way to cope without his parents.

  • Fer van der Hoff
  • Fer van der Hoff
  • Ramesh Sital
  • Martine van der Kolk
  • Fer van der Hoff
  • Loek van de Weerd
    Key Cast
  • Oscar Horstman
    Key Cast
  • Maartje van de Wetering
    Key Cast
  • Matteo van der Grijn
    Key Cast
  • Henriëtte Tol
    Key Cast
  • David van der Meijde
    Director of Photograpy
  • Kino Haverkorn
    Production Designer
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    family, drama, coming-of-age
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    38,400 EUR
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  • Netherlands Film Festival
    September 23, 2023
    Dutch Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Fer van der Hoff

Fer van der Hoff obtained his Master of Arts degree from Erasmus University in 2019. As part of his master's program, he studied directing and screenwriting at San Diego State University. Upon returning to the Netherlands, Fer worked on various film sets as a production and directing assistant to find his way in the Dutch film industry. In 2021, it was time for him to create his film, KOERS, for which he revisited his roots as a child of an inland shipper.

Fer believes in the power of films that help us step into the perspective of others, fostering understanding and connection. His ambition is to tell stories from the viewpoint of individuals and groups who are less seen and heard. By seeking the universal truth in each unique narrative, Fer strives to create an experience that touches, connects, and offers insights to the audience.

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