english title When Grey Is A Colour
directed by Marit Weerheijm
written by Saar Ponsioen
Production Company The Netherlands Film Academy
genre coming of age drama
language DUTCH
duration 27 minutes
release 2016
distribution Some Shorts
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Is life worth living if all your days are grey? The young Cato is confronted with her elder brother who is coming back home after a suicide attempt. Cato tries to get closer to her brother, but he doesn’t let her. When she doesn’t know what to do anymore, she unexpectedly meets a strange man with large, white fake wings.

Cécilia Vos
Ko Zandvliet
Sam Louwyck
Reinout Bussemaker
Margo Dames
Festivals & Awards
Won Student Academy Award 2017
Won CILECT 2017 for best graduation fiction film
Topkapi Fiction Award
AVROTROS Scenario Award
Nederlands Film Festival, the NetherlandsWon: Wild Card
TIFF Kids, Canada (2017)Official Selection Won: Best Short Film & Young Jury award for Best Short Film
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (2017)Future Teen Competition
CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, Poland (2016)Short Student Film Competition
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director Marit Weerheijm
scenario Saar Ponsioen
director of photography Martijn Melis
production design Esra Ghilane
line producer Jasper Pol
sound design Hanza van der Veer
editor Fatih Tura
composer Tony Molina
Production company The Netherlands Film Academy
producer Loes Komen, Eva Verweij