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Leave of Absence

A dramatic story about processing grief. The close bond of two sisters is disrupted forcing them to face their challenges head-on.

  • Zainal Palmans
    Director
    Massacre
  • Patricia Bisschop
    Writer
    Z-Fury
  • Zainal Palmans
    Producer
  • Maikel Palmans
    Producer
  • Marcel Pieters
    Producer
  • Theo Moorrees
    Producer
  • Michel Stempher
    Producer
  • Jeroen Huisjes
    Producer
  • Joël Palmans
    Producer
  • MaxTech
    Producer
  • Ferdinand Moorrees
    Producer
  • Ismaël Moorrees
    Producer
  • Fians Moorrees
    Producer
  • Nico Moorrees
    Producer
  • Patricia Bisschop
    Key Cast
    "Loraine"
  • Hannah Contermans
    Key Cast
    "Lizzy"
  • Charissa Moorrees
    Technical Crew
  • Rozalinda Moorrees
    Technical Crew
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Zainal Palmans

Zainal Palmans is a Dutch director, producer and writer. Born on September 28, 1990 in Hoogeveen, Drenthe, The Netherlands. He started his own company Palmans Films in 2015. He has directed and produced several short films for various international competitions. Like 'The Sinister Follows' (2015) and 'Inner Demons' (2015). He also finished Z-Fury (2018), an action/horror movie about zombies and 'Massacre' (2017). Massacre won a film prize for at the Nova Film Festival in The Netherlands.

Now he made a new movie: Leave of Absence (drama) with writer Patricia Bisschop and Foundation Artistic Dreamers.

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