Wij Waren Wolven / We Were Wolves

A film by: Mees Peijnenburg

We Were Wolves is a fragmented short film, in which Dicky looks back upon the time when he was sixteen years old. This was the period when he drove motorbikes together with his brothers, played with them, ran around, screamed; the time when they were still clumsy young dogs. Until the arrival of a girl, this unknown creature is fun, unfamiliar and talks back. But the bond between the trinity would never be the same.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 11’12”
Completion: 07/2012
Genre: drama, coming of age
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Vers Awards, the Netherlands (29 June, 2012)
    Won: Vers Award
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 30 June, 2013)
  • En Plein Public, the Netherlands (14 August – 1 September, 2013)
    Special Mention
  • Beeldbuis Filmfestival, the Netherlands (4 – 8 September, 2013)
    Clash of the Shorts – Won: Encouragement Award
  • International Film Festival Message to Man, Russia(21 – 28 September, 2013)
    International Competition
  • Cinekid, the Netherlands (12 – 15 October, 2013)
    Nederlands Kort
  • Zinebi – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain (15 – 22 November, 2013)
    Competition
  • Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival, Estonia (19 – 23 November, 2013)
    International Competition
  • Rencontres Henri Langlois – International Film Schools Festival, France (29 November – 8 December, 2013)
    International Competition
  • Mecal – Festival International of Short Film and Animation, Spain (6 – 30 March, 2014)
    Out of competition: Focus on the Netherlands Film Academy
  • Cineclass – International Student Film Festival, France (6 – 9 April, 2014)
    International Competition
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany (15 – 20 April, 2014)
    Out of competition: youth_free
  • Brno Sixteen, Czech Republic (15 – 18 October, 2014)
    Main Competition
  • WE Film Festival, the Netherlands (28 – 30 April, 2016)
    Non-competitive festival

Director: Mees Peijnenburg
Screenplay:
Marlais Olijrhook
Producer:
Layla Meijman
Line producer:
Lotte Bronshoff
Cinematographer:
Stephan Polman
Gaffer:
Benjamin Sparschuh
Production Design:
Nelli Bodt, Lies Hoogendoorn
Costumes:
Tim Balk
Sound recorder:
Claas Meier
Sound Design:
Tom Jansen
Editor: 
Imre Reutelingsperger
Composer:
Igor Iofe
Cast: Wisse Vollaers, Martijn Lakemeier, Diwa Meijman, Rijk Vollaers