The Origin of Trouble

A film by: Tessa Louise Pope

What causes a father to be absent and what are the consequences of his absence? Director Tessa Pope confronts her past and deals with the complex relationship with her father. Archive material and interviews with the whole family bring all the pieces of the puzzle together, resulting in a story about family, love, hope and losses.

Country: the Netherlands
Genre: Documentary
Length: 29’30”
Completion: 09/2016
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch, English
Subtitles: English or Dutch

Festivals:

  1. Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Student Competition
  2. Ruwe Diamant Festival, the Netherlands (21 September, 2016)
  3. Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (9 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
  4. Vers Awards, the Netherlands (17 December, 2016)
    Competition
  5. Flickerfest’s International Short Film Festival, Australia (6 – 15 January, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  6. Vrouw&Film – Internationaal Filmfestival Assen, the Netherlands (11 – 12 March, 2017)
    KersVers Won: Best Film
  7. CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark (16 – 26 March, 2017)
    NEXT:WAVE AWARD Competition
  8. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    Dutch Competition Won: Vevam Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short Film & Oscar Qualifier
  9. Krakow Film Festival, Poland (28 May – 5 June, 2017)
    Short Film Competition Won: Silver Dragon For The Director Of The Best Documentary Film & Oscar Qualifier
  10. Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal (8 – 16 July, 2017)
    Go Short: Best Dutch Shorts
  11. First Step Film Festival, Albania (19 – 23 September, 2017)
    Go Short: Best Dutch Shorts
  12. Docfest – Documentary Film Festival Maastricht, the Netherlands (22 – 24 September, 2017)
  13. Hancheng International Short Film Festival, China (1 – 8 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  14. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, United States (6 – 15 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  15. European Film Festival dokumentART, Germany (13 – 17 October, 2017)
    European Competition
  16. Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, Germany (21 – 22 October, 2017)
    Official Competition Won: Audience Award
  17. Hyperfest, Romania (27 – 31 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  18. Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada (9 – 19 November, 2017)
    International Short And Medium-Length Competition
  19. ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (10 – 17 November, 2017)
    European Competition Won: Audience Award
  20. 2ANNAs IFF, Latvia (28 November – 3 December, 2017)
    International Mid-length Film Competition
  21. FIDÉ – Festival International du Documentaire Émergent, France (4 – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  22. Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia (20 – 28 April, 2018)
    Out of Competition: Film On Women
  23. Cinema in Sneakers – Film Festival for Children & Youth, Poland (7 – 17 June, 2018)
    Children Short Film Competition Special Mention

Crew

Director: Tessa Louise Pope
Producer: Emeline Bakker & Julia Notenboom Cinematographer: Gijs Wilbers
Sound-design: Laszlo Brinhoff
Editor: Fatih Tura
Composer: Hans Nieuwenhuijsen
Sound recording: Regard Ibrahim
Re-recording mixer: Jacob Oostra
Visual effects: Roel Meijering
Grading: John Thorborg