english title We will never be Royals
directed by Mees Peijnenburg
written by Bastiaan Kroeger, Mees Peijnenburg
in co-production with NTR, VPRO, VARA
genre Drama
language Dutch
duration 40 minutes
release 2015
sales agent SND Films
festival distribution Some Shorts
Geen Koningen in ons Bloed

What withdrawn seventeen-year-old Tomas and his fiery sister Naomi would really like to get out of life is hard to find in the tough world of Child Protection in which they just about manage to hold their own. After a dramatic incident they gradually realize what their most important source of support is. They will never be royals, but as brother and sister they have each other.

Cast
Jonas Smulders
Olivia Lonsdale
Malou Gorter
Rifka Lodeizen
Festivals & Awards
Regards sur Courts, France 2017Special Mention
Cinema in Sneakers, Poland 2017
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico 2017
Silhouette Film Festival, France 2016Audience Award
2ANNAS Film Festival, Latvia 2016
Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, Germany 2016Audience Award
Television Images, the Netherlands 2016Best Script DramaBest DramaNominated for Best Director Drama
Netherlands Film Festival, 2015Best TV DramaBest Actor (Jonas Smulders)
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Crew
director MEES PEIJNENBURG
scenario BASTIAAN KROEGER, MEES PEIJNENBURG
director of photography JASPER WOLF, NSC
production design ELZA KROONENBERG
casting KEMNA CASTING - JOB CASTELIJN, SHANTI BESSELING
costume MINKE LUNTER
make-up TRUDY BUREN
line producer SABINE SMITS
sound design TACO DRIJFHOUT
editor IMRE REUTELINGSPERGER
coproducer NTR, VPRO, VARA
producer Pupkin – Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers