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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

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Category: Edition 2018

Tarik is an 11-year-old kid who helps his father transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gets a chance to gain the acknowledgment from his father he has always yearned for, but at a high price - the loss of his own innocence.

Original Title NIGHTSHADE
Category Official Competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Short Film
Duration 14' 30''
Production Year 2017
Nationality Netherlands
Directed by Shady El-Hamus
Screenplay Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
Director of photography Ton Peters N.S.C.
Editor Patrick Schonewille
Production Design Nelli Bodt
Costume Design Vita Mees
Sound Taco Drijfhout
Music Terence Dunn
Main cast Kubilay Şengül
Mustafa Duygulu
Saleh Hassan Faris
Yousri Ghilane
Produced by Guusje van Deuren, Rianne Poodt, Harmen Kreulen

 regista Shady El HamusSHADY EL-HAMUS
Dutch filmmaker Shady El-Hamus is interested in human beings, human stories and stories that appeal on a universal level. He enrolled at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in 2008 to study screenwriting. There, besides writing a lot of short screenplays, he soon realizes he is longing for more and starts directing. Shady graduates from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2012 as screenwriter and director.
He writes MAGNESIUM which is directed by Sam de Jong, and writes and directs ABOUT SONS. At the 2012 Netherlands Film Festival MAGNESIUM was awarded Best Student Film and for both films, Shady has awarded the Dioraphte Award for most outstanding talent. MAGNESIUM got selected for the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival – as many other international film festivals, and was the Dutch entry for the 2013 Student Oscar. In 2015 he graduated from the prestigious MA Directing Fiction Course at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, United Kingdom. His graduation film FAIRUZ - starring acclaimed Palestinian actor Mohammad Bakri – premiered at the 2015 Dubai International Film Festivalas part of the Main Competition. His latest short film NIGHTSHADE (2017) has been selected at Oscar qualifying Encounters Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival, Leeds Int. Film Festival, Busan Int. Short Film Festival. Shady is now developing his first feature film.


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