Dear tree, please don't spill on our grave.

'Dear tree, please don't spill on our grave.' tells a short story about the history of humankind. In an attempt to make sense of it all, the film origins from a somewhat dry research to 'how did we get here?' and 'what is that 'here' anyway?'. Of course this lead to nothing but more questions. So here is a clunky film about adventurous Anna, who lives in a toilet, and who accidentally throws herself a surprise party.

  • Jonne Covers
    Director
    Amuse
  • Jonne Covers
    Writer
  • Floris Verweij
    Photography
    Amuse
  • Luc van Baaren
    Sound recording
  • Sam Huisman
    Sound design
    Amuse
  • Suzan van Eck
    Foley artist
  • Thomas Jaspers
    Music
  • Jort Terwijn
    Music
  • Luuk van Stegeren
    Colorist
  • Jonne Covers
    Producer
  • Anna Fransen
    Key Cast
    "Anna"
    Amuse
  • Laurens van de Linde
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Julia Heider
    Dancers
    Amuse
  • Jurgen Hierck
    Dancers
  • Daan Jaartsveld
    Dancers
  • Alkis Barbas
    Dancers
  • Tijmen Teunissen
    Dancers
  • Nienke Morren
    Dancers
  • Fernanda Silva
    Dancers
  • Hellen Boyko
    Dancers
  • Noa Simons
    Dancers
  • Merel Franx
    Dancers
  • Aida Guirro Salinas
    Dancers
  • Kim Tuerlings
    Dancers
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinedans FEST'21
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    March 26, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, International Competition
  • ScreenDance Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    April 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Winner 'Best Arthouse Film'
  • FuoriFormato - Stories We Dance: Intenational Competition
    Genova
    Italy
    July 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FuoriFormato - Stories We Dance: Intenational Competition
    Genova
    Italy
    July 2, 2021
    Winner 'Best Film'
  • Not So Happy Film Festival
    Västra Ämervik
    Sweden
    July 3, 2021
    Official Selection
  • DIAMETRALE Film Festival
    Innsbrück
    Austria
    July 17, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    Boulder (CO)
    United States
    American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jonne Covers

Jonne Covers is a choreographer, contemporary dance teacher and film maker from the Netherlands, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is educated within the performing arts field, she has a bachelor in Dance in Education from ArtEZ (NL) and a master in Contemporary Performative Arts from Högskolan för Scen och Musik (SE).

In her work, Jonne specializes in bringing art forms together. She has been collaborating with many musicians, composers, writers and actors. In 2016 she fell in love with the medium of film when she created her first dance film 'Amuse', in collaboration with director Ivo van Aart. In the spring of 2021 her second dance film 'Dear tree, please don't spill on our grave.' started it's festival tour with a premiere at Cinedans FEST (NL). Jonne currently has her focus on developing her next film 'Six Fat Men'.

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