GILLES

Two sworn adversaries, both frustrated by the way the world has reduced them to stereotypes, defy their own expectations (but not their stigmas) when they bond in their shared hatred for a homosexual man. It's just another night in what was once known as the "City of Love"... Inspired by true events, GILLES is a short film about the sad randomness of hatred, how it can destroy and how, against all odds, it can also unite.

DUTCH PREMIERE: NETHERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL, 25 & 27 SEPTEMBER 2016

starring Mattias Vandevijver, Sofiene Mamdi, and Michael Muller

a Blunt Cinema/ Maniak Film production
written by Wander Theunis 
Ashar Medina
directed by Jordi Wijnalda
produced by Freek Zonderland Jordi Wijnalda
line produced by Benthe van Wallenburg & Besma Ayari
with thanks to Erik GlijnisMaxima KathariJessie Mentjox & Stevan Lee Mraovitch 
cinematography by John Wakayama Carey
editing by Freek Zonderland
sound recording, mixing and design by Brandon Grötzinger & Matthijs Klijn

first assistant director Elise van Dijk
script supervisor/director's assistant Lennart van Egmond
gaffer Jeroen Kiers
best boy Marjoke Haagsma
first assistant camera Kasper Stegeman
digital intermediate technician Freek Zonderland
costume designer Britt Avelon Tan
stunt coordinator Chiel Christiaans
special effects make-up Sylvia Stinter
color grading Robbert Nieuwenhuijs
music supervisor Laura Bell
catering Annemarie de Vreede
set photography and all-round support Herman Zonderland

special thanks to Maxime KathariJoost Kelderman (Invite-AV), Julia AkkermansWouter Jansen, Emmanuel Tenenbaum, and our fantastic crowdfunding supporters

supported by De Ontmoeting VERS (Robbert Vos, Jeroen Horrevorts & Sacha Gertsik), BIND Film (Joram Willink & Piet-Harm Sterk), Invite-AV (Joost Kelderman), VPRO/3LAB (Martien Vlietman), CineCrowd (Floris Parlevliet & Jeltje Hillen), MultiBus (Jeno Molnar)