MY MOM WANT TO DIE

Short film (2024)
37′

 

Mom is dead. Whether she is in heaven, hell, or elsewhere… poet Lev Avitan is not sure. So, he goes looking for her, because there are still countless untold stories he wants to share. In an intimate dialogue, he dissects the scars of intergenerational trauma, explores his personal cultural identity, holds God accountable and examines his complicated position as an unwanted stranger in Dutch society.

 

My Mom Wants To Die is a collaboration between Rauwkost Film and HUMAN. Watch for free on NPO Start

 

QUEEN OF DYING

Short film (2023)
11′

 

In één telefoongesprek tussen een mishandelde vrouw in een auto en haar manipulatieve vriendin, ontrafelt zich de dynamiek van fysiek en mentaal geweld in een lesbische relatie.

 

Queen of Dying gaat in première op het Nederlands Film Festival 2023.

 

A LITTLE LESS ORDINARY

Short film (2022)
25′

 

 

"Now that I roam, I make my own rules. That way I can go wherever I want, whenever I want."

 

In her quest for adventure and freedom, Maye, a young runaway with nothing to lose, finds herself in a whirlwind of hard partying, fleeting loves and irreversible choices. 

 

Don't sleep too long (and certainly not on the street), don't beg, shower daily, and, above all: never give up. With a set of self-imposed rules, homeless Maye hopes to continue her free, adventurous life. Without the burden of a home, of friends and the yoke of her traditional Chinese parents, she frolics through Rotterdam, seizing the day as well as the night. But when she loses her few possessions, her utopian house of cards collapses and reality proves even harsher than expected.

 

 

A Little Less Ordinary is selected for the Golden Calves competition of the Dutch Film Festival 2022

 

ROTTERDAM, DON'T LEAVE US

Short film (2022)
11′

 

City poet Dean Bowen and youth city poet Vienne Haagoort engage in fictional conversations with their city, to talk about their broken relationship and how it can still be healed. 'Rotterdam, don't leave us' is the closing film from the poetic film series 'Between the lines'.

 

 

EXODUS

Short film (2020)
5′

 

A critical view of the 2006 Rotterdam Act, which made it possible to reject inhabitants under specific income and educational levels. City poet Dean Bowen compares this gentrification to the Biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

 

‘Exodus’ is the second film in the short film series ‘Between The Lines’.

TO THOSE WHO ARE HERE

Short film (2020)
6′

 

In 'to those who are here', Rotterdam city poet Dean Bowen paints a harsh and bleak picture of how we, the Dutch, ignore the sins of our colonial past.

 

'To those who are here' is the third film in the poetic series 'Between the lines' 

14.05: ALWAYS A KIND OF ONWARD

Short film (2020)
8′

 

Narrated by Rotterdam city poet Dean Bowen with his commemorative poem 'always some kind of onward', the viewer is challenged to relive the bombing of the city of Rotterdam on May 14th 1940. 14.05: always some kind of forward' is the first film in the poetic drama series 'Between the Lines'.

 

'14.05 always a kind of onward' was part of the Rauwkost-Collective special at the Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 

EMBODY THE EARTH

Short film (2020)
5′

 

In 'Embody the Earth', Rotterdam's youth city poet Vienne Hagoort is reborn from water as a symbol of how the city of Rotterdam arose from emptiness. Embody the Earth' is the fourth film in the poetic film series 'Between the Lines'.

COCON

Short film (2017) TRAILER
13′

 

When young Dylan is invited to a party, his Indonesian mother's  nightmares become reality.

 

 

A LITTLE LESS ORDINARY

Short film (2022)
24′

 

In her quest for adventure and freedom, Maye, a young runaway with nothing to lose, finds herself in a whirlwind of hard partying, fleeting loves and irreversible choices.

 

A Little Less Ordinary is selected for Gouden Kalveren Competitie van het Nederlands Film Festival 2022 en werd op het Zweedse Västerås Film Festival genomineerd voor Beste Film, Beste Regie, Beste Scenario, Beste Actrice: Jun Jung Liang en Beste Cinematografie: Lawrence Lee.