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  • Woutair Koomen
    Director
  • Woutair Koomen
    Writer
    script
  • Toby Castle-Smith
    Writer
    Poetry VO
  • Quintin Baker
    Producer
    Tebbernekkel
  • Blue Ter Burg
    Producer
    Tebbernekkel
  • Yassine El Ouardi
    Key Cast
    "Yasin"
    Flikken Rotterdam, De Ludwigs
  • Merle Hartveld
    Key Cast
    "Rosie"
    Flikken Maastricht, Flikken Rotterdam
  • Toby Castle-Smith
    Key Cast
    "The Veteran"
  • Adi Marković
    Key Cast
    "Ivan"
  • Saad Hafez
    Key Cast
    "Father"
  • Zeeger Verschuren
    Director Of Photography
  • Jasper van Gheluwe
    Steadycam Operator
  • Ivanka Kempers
    Art Department
  • Eva Immink
    Art Department
  • Marije De Haan
    Styling & Wardrobe
  • Iris Zuidema
    MUA
  • Mark Schokkenbroek
    Editor
    Postmark
  • Ruben Labree
    Colorist
  • Paul Deetman
    Sound Composer
    Hunchback music
  • Eelco Jorissen
    Sound Effects & Audio Mixing
  • Toby Castle-Smith
    narrator voice
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Montenegrin
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • London Independent Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    Best Short Film of June 2021
  • The Hague film festival
    The Hague
    Netherlands
    August 27, 2021
    Dutch premiere
    Winner best Short film
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    November 9, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Woutair Koomen

Woutair has a strong feeling of aesthetics in film since he has watched more films than any external harddisk can hold. For him films are more than entertainment, they are a portal through emotions and life experiences, guided by the creator.

Working in both fields as director and cinematographer, he learned the technical and emotional aspects of film making.

Started out on the camera side, he has a trained eye for composition, movement and lighting. He loves to work with natural available light and practicals. Rather takes out light than brings it in. But always in favour of the mood and feeling of the story.

As a director he loves to capture emotional stories with a sense of realness. Mostly with less dialog as possible. For him, one well created frame with the right feeling, says more than a 1000 words.

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