Cavello

A Film by Sven Bresser

Synopsis

Kai and Thomas, two 12-year old friends, are inseparable. Together they’re everything, alone they’re nothing. Their bond is strong until a new girl steps into their classroom and catches Thomas’ eye. This is a short narrative about Kai who is desperately trying to win back his best friend. He slowly loses control and makes a decision that will change his life forever.

Director

  • Picture of Sven Bresser © Sven Bresser

    Sven Bresser

    Sven Bresser (Amsterdam, 1992) is a filmmaker based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated with honours from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2016 with the short film ‘Cavello’. The film was nominated for the Tuschinsky Award, Best Student Film on the Netherlands Film Festival and won the VERS Award in 2016.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION TUSCHINSKY AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT FILM*
    37th NETHERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utrecht, Netherlands) September 24, 2016
  • *WINNER CAM-A-LOT/FILMMORE JURY PRIZE*
    22nd VERS AWARDS (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands) December 17, 2016
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT*
    23rd MUESTRA DE CINE INTERNACIONAL DE PALENCIA (Official Selection, Palencia, Spain) February 17, 2017
  • 14th KINOKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)March 24, 2017
  • 4th ORIGINAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubai)March 25, 2017
  • 46th SEHSUECHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Babelsberg, Germany)April 26, 2017
  • 18th MAREMETRAGGIO SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selction, Trieste, Italy)July 1, 2017
  • 2nd EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL(Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 1, 2017
  • 2nd ANYANG INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea)October 7, 2017
  • 1st FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • 24th INT'L SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • *BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM*, *BEST YOUNG ACTORS (ROVER WOUTERS and SAMI BALITKIR)*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • 7th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 25, 2018
  • 5th EMERGE FILM FESTIVAL OF MAINE (Official Selection, Lewsiton/Auburn, USA)April 26, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 15th NAHAL INT'L STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)June 18, 2018
  • 3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 21, 2018
  • 12th SCENECS INT'L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hilversum, The Netherlands)June 22, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 13th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sardinia, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • CONCEPCION INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepcíon, Chile)August 7, 2018
  • 2nd LANETT CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lanett, AL, USA)September 7, 2018
  • *STUDENT SHORT FILM AWARD*
    3rd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 12th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 3, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • *BEST FILM*
    16th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Düsseldorf, Germany)November 21, 2018
  • 20th KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 8, 2019
  • 4th MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)July 18, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Sven Bresser
Screenplay
Sven Bresser
Producer
Max de Wolf
Director of Photography
Sam du Pon
Art Direction
Clara Bragdon & Liz Kooij
Costume Design
Thijs van Heijningen
Sound
Max den Oever
Editor
Maarten Ernest
Sound Design
Max den Oever
Music
Tess van der Velde

Details

Running Time
23:40 min.
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
First scene 4:3, the rest of the film 2:35
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HKU - Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Oudenoord 700
Utrecht, Netherlands
sz@hku.nl

DIRECTOR

Sven Bresser
svenbresser@gmail.com

Official Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/195295703