SHOT & PRODUCED IN THE NETHERLANDS, 23 MINUTES, 2015
Worn down by a lonesome life of crime, a solitary organ broker finds himself spending many a sleepless night looking for truth at the bottom of a bottle.
When, after a chance encounter with a helpless victim of his diabolical business, he is presented with an opportunity to radically break free from his wayward existence, he sees no other option but to take it.
Rescuing the victim, a young woman, from the ruthless syndicate he is involved with, our man starts down a path from which there is no return.
with Yorick van Wageningen, Katarzyna Siewarga, Frank Sheppard, Leonid Vlassov, Tarikh Janssen, Jord Knotter & Chloë Leenheer
director David-Jan Bronsgeest screenplay Wander Theunis producer Eleanora de Rijke creative producer Tim Koomen cinematography Boas van Milligen Bielke production design Evelien Stikkelman production sound mixer Job Michel sound design Matthijs Klijn re-recording mixer Brandon Grötzinger film editing Kees van Dijkhuizen jr. original score Thomas Goralski
Winner of the 2015 Tuschinski Award for Best Student Film of the Netherlands
Winner of the MEET YOUR MAKER audience award for best genre film of the Benelux
Official selection Sesüchte International Student Film Festival 2016
Official Selection of the Netherlands Film Festival 2015
Premiered on SCREEN ANARCHY
SHORT OF THE WEEK FILM SHORTAGE
DISTURBING!Yorick van Wageningen is excellent, raging with silence as the broker, a man who looks like he could tear your head off but knows he lacks the iron will to do anything about it.”Broker” is well shot by Bronsgeest and DOP Boas van Milligen Bielke.
The performance by the lead actor alone makes this short film a must-see, but the jury also recognizes the craftsmanship across all departments.
Jury of the Tuschinski Award
It looks dark, brooding and menacing, qualities that match the storyline.
A stunning thriller in a Scandinavian style, whose story and characters deserve a longer exploration. Keep an eye on this director.
El Primo de Ridley Scott
The film holds up an incredible production with a stark cinematography. The attention to detail and careful story development make the 22 minute film ease by with a few gridded teeth.