DE BODE / THE MESSENGER
2005

Jimmy lives with his mom in an apartment complex in the Bijlmer in Amsterdam. At night, he is haunted by an appearance that is trying to make something clear to him. Is best friend Henk, a man marked by tragic events in his life, also experiences these strange visits. Only after fate knocks on the door, does it become clear what the messenger meant to pass along. But by then it is already too late for some.








time 12' min. genre drama original format 35 mm/ Cinemascope direction & screenplay Diederik van Rooijen sales
SND Films cast Dylan Boissevain Edo Brunner Milushka Birge
executive producer Sharon Yosef & Willemijn Koert  dop Lennert Hillege art direction Dewi van den Heuvel sound Dirk Copper sound design Jan Schermer costume design
Bho Roosterman - Vroegen editing Sebastiaan van Eijk special effects Shosho, Thaumar Rep music Bart Westerlaken

awards
Award for Best Live Action Short Film, Media Bridge Festival 2006, Chicago

festivals

Selected for o.a. International Children’s film festival Chicago 2006 and London Film festival 2006



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photography Marc Kniphors