HARD

A Film by Koen Feitsma

Synopsis

HARD tells the story of the raise of an ‘up-coming’ DJ Jason Weird. Jason is a young, attractive and ambitious DJ and considered to be the new talent in the Dutch house scene. When offered a chance to a global breakthrough, Jason pushes himself and his music beyond limits with dramatic consequences for his life and carrier as a performer.

HARD is based on a true story about unintentional accident with a disastrous outcome.

Director

  • Picture of Koen Feitsma © Koen Feitsma

    Koen Feitsma

    Born and raised in Amsterdam director Koen Feitsma [40] started his career in the entertainment business at an early age by organizing dance and house party’s at well-known clubs throughout the city.
    As a young freelance creative, Koen worked as an art designer, producer of video content and as performing DJ at several house events. Being enthralled with ‘moving images’ Koen made his way up to become an all-round film- & video editor stationed at The Media Park, the heart of the Dutch TV industry.
    After a small decade mastering storytelling, tv- and film editing, Fx, audio and compositing Koen enrolled ‘the Director Course at the Amsterdam Film School.
    He successfully completed this education writing and directing his graduation film ‘HARD’, a 12-minute drama about a young and upcoming DJ based on a true story: his own.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SHORT BENELUX*
    3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2019
  • 23rd CINE-MANIACS FILMFEST (Official Selection, Türkheim, Germany)March 23, 2019
  • 8th HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bemidji, MN, USA)March 27, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 1st WEST MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Miami, FL, USA)April 25, 2019
  • 1st FILMART FESTIVAL MADRID (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)April 26, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 3rd SOUTHERN CONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FICCSUR (Official Selection, Valparaiso, Chile)May 23, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • 4th MUSICANZONE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Liguria, Italy)June 28, 2019
  • 1st ATHENS MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Attika, Greece)October 9, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Koen Feitsma
Screenplay
Koen Feitsma
Producer
Jim van der Hoeven
Director of Photography
Gideon Krijnen
Art Direction
Julia Timmerman
Costume Design
Julia Timmerman
Sound
Lion Timmerman
Editor
Bas Icke, NCE
Sound Design
Jaap Jellema
Music
Universal Production Music

Cast

Jason Weird
Ruben van Wijnen
Yasmine
Caroline Bech
Television presenter
Mari Carmen Oudendijk
Television reporter
Helen Dalessi
Doctor
Jim van der Hoeven

Details

Running Time
12 minutes
Shooting Format
Sony F55 camera 4K, 1:85
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Sound
5.1 surround | Stereo

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

Amsterdam Film School
Panamalaan 5G
1019 AS Amsterdam

+31 20 737 12 96

info@amsterdamfilmschool.nl

PRODUCTION COMPANY / SALES

Jim van der Hoeven
The Mickster
Naarderweg 21
1261 BP Blaricum, The Netherlands

+31 (0)654645999

jim@themickster.com

DIRECTOR

Koen Feitsma
Westlandgracht 89-2
1058TR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

+31 (0)619880398

info@koenfeitsma.nl
https://www.facebook.com/koenfeitsma
https://www.facebook.com/kortefilmHARD