Labor

A Film by Nils Vleugels

Synopsis

WEEËN
Willem is on the verge of becoming a father: his girlfriend’s contractions have started. When the irreversibility of his baby’s arrival dawns on him, Willem is besieged by a feeling of uselessness and acute fear of fatherhood

Director

  • Picture of Nils Vleugels © Nils Vleugels

    Nils Vleugels

    Nils Vleugels (1984) is a writer/director with an inclination towards a combination of deadpan humour and drama.

    His debut short Hellingproef (2016) premiered at the Nederlands Film Festival, competing in the Golden Calves Competition and went to festival selections at the Palm Springs Short Fest, Short Shorts Asia and Short Of The Week.

    He wrote the scripts for Rotor & Arrêt Pipi, both awarded with a Short Of The Week selection with the latter becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick. He co-founded Amsterdam based production company DPPLR in 2005 where he directed and produced award winning commercials for clients such as Amnesty International, KLM & Volkswagen.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION FOR BEST SHORT*
    NEDERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Utrecht, The Netherlands) September 21, 2017
  • 4th LYONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyons, CO, USA)March 23, 2018
  • *BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN*
    2nd DFK NEW WAVE (Official Selection, Kolkata, India) March 30, 2018
  • 1st BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 19, 2018
  • 21st BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels. Belgium)April 25, 2019
  • 7th KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)April 25, 2019
  • 10th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Schull, West Cork, Ireland)May 23, 2019
  • PORTO 7 - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)June 13, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ikeja, Nigeria)June 24, 2018
  • 1st MT. FUJI - ATAMI FILM & VR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Atami, Shizuoka, Japan)June 28, 2018
  • 13th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sardinia, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • 1st REACT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cantazaro, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • 25th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 18, 2018
  • 18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2019
  • 11th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Irsee, Germany)October 1, 2018
  • 32nd BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 5, 2018
  • 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 7, 2018
  • *BEST EUROCINE SHORT*
    KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom) November 26, 2018

Crew

Director
Nils Vleugels
Screenplay
Nils Vleugels
Producer
Lotte Kwak & Niels Visser
Director of Photography
Myrthe Mosterman
Art Direction
Thomas Hamming
Costume Design
Sanne Prins
Sound
Hein Verhoeven
Editor
Ruben Labree
Sound Design
Alan van Ramshorst & Lennart Kleinen
Music
Alan van Ramshorst & Lennart Kleinen

Cast

Willem
Tobias Nierop
Nina
Sanne Langelaar
Britt
Elise van't Laar

Details

Running Time
14min
Shooting Format
ARRI
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
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

PRODUCER

Niels Visser
niels@dpplr.nl


DIRECTOR

Nils Vleugels
nils@dpplr.nl