La Famille Dakota

A Film by Toni Hilgersson

Synopsis

THE DAKOTA FAMILY
A strange deathlike creature roams around grandpa Dakota. The patriarch knows it’s time to call on the members of his tribe. A family, his family, atypical and dismantled will then have to reunite. Will they arrive in time to share a last moment with their clan chief? The Dakota family is a poetic tale on family, grief, and above all, transmission.

Director

  • Picture of Toni Hilgersson © Lucie Gustin

    Toni Hilgersson

    Born in 1984 from Belgium's womb, Toni Hilgersson studied film editing at INRACI Brussels. Enamored of music and cinema, he combines those two passions and directs a lot of music videos, developing his particular universe. The Dakota family is his first short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 22nd BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (National Competition, Brussels, Belgium)April 28, 2019
  • 26th OPENEYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 24, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 24th CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coimbra, Portugal)November 23, 2019

Crew

Director
Toni Hilgersson
Screenplay
Toni Hilgersson
Producer
Serge Kestemont, Emma Orselli
Director of Photography
Son Doan
Art Direction
Nikko Noirhomme, Mélanie Gallez
Costume Design
Louise Hanquet
Sound
Lionel Vinck
Editor
Antoine Lanckmans
Sound Design
Jean-Louis Viroux
Music
Dawans-Bonesso

Cast

Merlu Dakota
Joaquim Vincent
Gloria Dakota
Dominique Pattuelli
Géraud Dakota
Jérémie Vanhoof
Nola Dakota
Emma Orselli
Doudou Dakota
Gaël Soudron

Details

Running Time
29:45 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1
Sound
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

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Luna Blue Film
Rue du Fort 109
1060 Brussels, Belgium

lunabluefilm@skynet.be
www.lunabluefilm.net/

PRODUCERS

Serge Kestemont
+32 2 537 40 70

Emma Orselli
+32 477 46 72 40

DIRECTOR

Toni Hilgersson

tonihilgersson@gmail.com
http://tonihilgersson.wixsite.com/hilgersson