Catastrophe

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In a small and dusty little house right on the Amsterdam canals, a cat named Rodney sneaks up on a little bird. But before the cat can do anything Nel - the lady of the house - yanks him by the tail and gives him a final warning: ‘If he ever as much as looks at her precious little bird he’ll find the same fate a  ‘the cat on the floor’, pointing at a dirty old tiger rug. When Nel leaves the house the short lived relieve turns into panic when little birdie suddenly drops dead in it’s cage. Rodney, fully aware of what will happen to him if Nel encounters this suspicious situation, starts to do everything he can to get birdie back to life again. From here on everything escalates more and more with catastrophic consequences. One thing is for sure; love conquers all.

Wednesday, April 3, 20:00, Audi Programmkino

Director: van Wijngaarden Jamille
Producers: Warrink Derk-Jan
Animation, Netherlands, 2017
2:15 min | trailer

 

 

*21.02.1989
Jamille van Wijngaarden is a film director from
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During her years at
the Film Academy of Amsterdam her short
film ‘Snow White’ won the award at the Prix Europe
Festival in Berlin in the category ‘Languages through
Lenses’ in 2012. She graduated with her short film
‘Happily Never After’, a humorous crime set in a
fairy tale village. Her commercial for Polaroid was
nominated for the Young Directors Award in Cannes
in 2015. After graduating she was asked by the Film
Academy to direct a short film (15 minutes)
showcasing what the various fields of studies are all
about. This film, called ‘The Wild Wild West’, is a
humorous adventure film taking the viewer on a
journey through the Dutch Film Academy and the
world of cinema. In 2016 Jamille directed the
satirical comedy TV show ‘Infantilio’. This series
went on to become a great online succes and was
selected for the Input TV Festival 2017 in Greece. At
the end of 2016 she co-directed the surreal
tragicomedy Virtual Reality Film ‘Ashes to Ashes’.
The critically acclaimed first Dutch VR Film won the
VR Award in March 2017 and is now being screened
around the world at many international
film festivals. This year she wrote and directed
the short animation film called ‘Catastrophe’ out
now in all Dutch Pathé Cinemas as an opening film
before ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’. At the moment
she’s working on her first TV-Film debut ‘Tarantula’.