Offbeat

A Film by Myrte Ouwerkerk

Synopsis

In an air polluted future the 20 year old drummer Olly wants only one thing: to get inside the dome, where the air is clean and the best musicians live. In order to get in, he must take a series of absurd tests that pass false judgements on him. Will Olly cave and behave the way the system wants or will he remain true to himself?

Director

  • Picture of Myrte Ouwerkerk © Myrte Ouwerkerk

    Myrte Ouwerkerk

    As a child Myrte acted in several Dutch films and television series. At the age of 16 she decided to turn into directing. She followed a course at Open Studios and started studying at the Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam. In 2014 Myrte got accepted at the Netherlands Film Academy. In the third year she directed the film Van Binnenuit (2018). Myrte wants to give the viewer a different perspective on our everyday life.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st ALWAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rajasthan, India)January 4, 2020
  • 4th FANTASCI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)May 9, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • 6th ETHERIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)June 20, 2020
  • 5th LIFF - LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)June 22, 2020
  • 3rd ZEITIMPULS (Official Selection, Wien, Austria)June 22, 2020
  • 2nd GIFF - GEELONG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geelong, Victoria, Australia)July 17, 2020
  • 16th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)August 2, 2020
  • 16th BUSHO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)September 1, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Myrte Ouwerkerk
Screenplay
Chiara Aerts
Producer
Rik Aarts & Nicky Onstenk
Director of Photography
Erwin Smit
Art Direction
Amy Berkhout, Annika Lelieveld
Costume Design
Annika Lelieveld
Sound
Andrea de Jonge
Editor
Wies Hundling
Sound Design
Andrea de Jonge
Music
Matthijs Stautener

Cast

Olly
Christopher van der Meer
Marla
Selin Akkulak
Selma
Jacqui Wille
Benjamin
Boy Ooteman
Rita
Rita Olthoff

Details

Running Time
19:50 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
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

FILM SCHOOL

Netherlands Film Academy
Markenplein 1
1011 MV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 5277333
https://www.filmacademie.ahk.nl/
filmacademie@ahk.nl

DIRECTOR

Myrte Ouwerkerk
+31 648017428
myrte.ouwerkerk@hotmail.com