Short Films Competition | 13 min | 2017

Nightshade | Nachtschade

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About the Film

Eliven year-old Tarik helps his father Elias to transport illegal immigrants into The Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gains the acknowledgment he has yearned for from his father, but at a rather high price: the loss of his own innocence.

Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2017
Length 13 min
Language Dutch
Country Netherlands
Premiere World Premiere

Film Credits

Director Shady El-Hamus
Screenplay Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
Cinematography Ton Peters
Music Terence Dunn
Producer Guusje van Deuren, Rianne Poodt, Harmen Kreulen
Production Company The Rogues
Sound Design Taco Drijfhout
Cast Kubilay Şengül, Mustafa Duygulu, Saleh Hassan Faris, Yousri Ghilane.

Film Contacts

Some Shorts
st Annastraat 149
Wouter Jansen

Directed by: Shady El-Hamus

Shady El-Hamus graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2012 as screenwriter/director. He wrote Magnesium which is directed by Sam de Jong, and writes and directs About sons. At the 2012 Netherlands Film Festival Magnesium was awarded best Student Film for both films, he received the Dioraphte Award for most outstanding talent. Magnesium got selected for the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, and was the Dutch entry for the 2013 Student Oscar.