Gameboy

A film by: Giancarlo Sánchez

Four friends are about to graduate from high school. In an impulse, they decide to steal the school exams. When they sell the exams to others, the group is caught up in a high of rowdiness. The group seems invincible, but as soon as the outside world catches onto the affair, Thijs is in danger of losing the feeling of freedom he’s only just acquired.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 20′
Completion: 09/2014
Genre: drama, coming of age
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (24 September – 3 October, 2014)
    Student Competition
  • Mecal – Festival International of Short Film and Animation, Spain (11 March – 19 April, 2015)
    International Competition
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany (14 – 19 April, 2015)
    Out of competition: youth_free
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (22 – 26 April, 2015)
    International Competition – Won: Best Youth Film
  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (23 September – 2 October, 2015)
    Out of competition: Educational program
  • Festival Les Enfants Terribles, Belgium (15 – 18 October, 2015)
    Short Film Competition Won: Price of the Youth Jury
  • International Student Film & Video Festival Beijing, China (18 – 25 October, 2015)
    Official competition
  • Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Finland (16 – 22 November, 2015)
    Official selection
  • WE Film Festival, the Netherlands (28 – 30 April, 2016)
  • Non-competitive festival

Director: Giancarlo Sánchez
Screenplay: Joeri Kloppert
Producer: Marten van Warmerdam, Sarah Dierckx
Cinematographer: Christian Schut
Gaffer: Nina Badoux
Production Design: Nicole Kroes
Art Director: Andrea van der Kolk
Setdresser: Mickey Graafland
Sound recordist: Freek Huijs
Sound design and mix: Kamila Wójcik
Editor: Berend Boneschansker
Composer: Lennart Altgenug
Music Producer: Guido Moolenaar
Casting: Fay Muller, Job Castelijn
Key Grip: Paul van Leeuwen
Picture Vehicles: Henno van Bergeijk
Stunts: Willem de Beukelaar, Paul Koops van ‘t Jagt
Color grading: Tim van Paassen
VFX: The Compound, Daniel Falkenhagen Corte-Real, Tim van Paassen
Cast: Thijs Boermans, Tobias Kersloot, Tarik Moree, Sjeng Kessels