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A small round story about a girl who learns to cycle from her grandfather and discovers that where the road ends real adventure begins.

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Category Out of competition
Section FuturoPresente: Short Films from The Netherlands
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 2' 15’’
Production Year 2018
Nationality Netherlands
Directed by Sophie Olga de Jong & Sytske Kok
Screenplay Sytske Kok
Animation Sophie Olga de Jong, Janneke van den Biggelaar, Bram Donders, Kim van Engelen
Sound Fay Lovsky
Design Sophie Olga de Jong
Produced by Willen Thijssen and Nancy Fornovile
Production CinéTé

cycle reg sofiaSophie Olga de Jong 

Artist and animation filmmaker, she is working and living in Amsterdam. Her work includes independent projects as well as commissioned animation. She grew up in Bergen, in The Netherlands. As the daughter of an illustrator she started drawing from an early age. Whilst attending art school AKV St. Joost in Breda, she produced her first hand-drawn film FOR THE TIME BEING (2010)Since graduating she has been working as a freelancer on a variety of projects for tv shows, commercials, music videos and animations for museums and theatre. Together with Sytske Kok she finished the independent short animation film CYCLE (2018), with whom she is currently developing another animated film HONDENLEVEN.


cycle reg sytskeSytske Kok

Sytske Kok graduated from the Dutch Film academy as a writer/director in 1996. She completed her training at the Binger Filmlab two years later. She directed and wrote five short films. Her short DE CHINESE MUUR (THE CHINESE WALL) was awarded in several international film festivals. In 2010 she wrote the script for the TV movie TUNNELVISIE (TUNNEL VISION) directed by Italian director Stefano Odoardi which premiered at the 2010 Utrecht Film Festival. In 2018 she directed with Sophie Olga de Jong the animated short film CYCLE. She currently works as a writer/director and teaches scriptwriting at the Schrijversvakschool.

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