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Flynn? gaat over een puber van 15. Hij staat, waar hij ook is, altijd in voortdurend contact met zijn vrienden. Echter, wanneer het bij Flynn thuis uit de hand dreigt te lopen tussen zijn moeder en zijn oudere broer Dajo, loopt het ook mis bij het meisje dat hij die avond hoopt te versieren. Van alle kanten wordt nu zijn aandacht opgeëist en moet Flynn zijn focus zien te verdelen.

Flynn? is gemaakt als derdejaarsfilm aan de Filmacademie in Amsterdam. De film werd door een onafhankelijke beoordelingspanel onder leiding van Mark van Warmerdam bestempeld als ‘vernieuwend’ en ‘uniek in zijn vorm’.

12 min, Kleur, Genre: Jeugd, Coming of Age, Technologie. Land: Nederland, Screening Formaat: DCP, H264, ProRes, Talen: Dutch, Ondertiteling: Engels & Spaans

Met Joes Brauers.

Flynn? is geselecteerd voor:
GoShort International Shortfilm Festival 2017, Nijmegen, Nederland
Rotterdams Opendoek Filmfestival 2017, Rotterdam, Nederland
International Cinema Jove Filmfestival 2017, Valencia, Spanje
KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival, Boekarest, Roemenië

Special Jury Mention @ Cinema Jove Filmfestival 2017, Valencia, Spanje.

Regisseur: Muck van Empel
Scenario: Ashgan El-Hamus
Producers: Denise van den Hoek, Liora Notoadikusumo, Bente Mars
Cinematography: Sigi van ‘t Schip
Production Design: Julia Klok & Marit Mook
Montage: Nikki Gorissen
Sound-Design: Freek Vrijhof
Composer: Tess van der Velde