When a father misbehaves during a weekend-holiday, his surroundings will make him feel very unwelcome, while his wife and son turn against him.

Toine, Iris and their 9 year old son Jacco seek the hilly and picturesque south of The Netherlands for a weekend of quality time and relaxation. Toine – clearly the self-proclaimed head of the family – starts to behave erratically. His manners seem to look out of place in these idyllic surroundings. It won’t take long before his family will have enough of his behavior.

Color, 12 min, live-action, dark comedy.

Written & Directed by: Jan Verdijk

Producers: The Rogues

Cinematography: Thijmen Doornik

Editor: Joshua Menco

Sound-Design: Sam Huisman

Composer: Hans Nieuwenhuijsen

Production Design: Suzanne Jansen


World Premiere:

Imagine International Film Festival 2019.


Imagine International Film Festival(2019), shorts competition, Amsterdam, Nederland.


Mélies D’argent, Best European Short Film, Imagine Film Festival (2019).

Client: The Rogues
Website: therogues.nl
Date: January 1, 2019
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