Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

The Hunter’s Son

Ricky Rijneke

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A father and a son face a range of conflicting emotions when the son commits a random act of violence.

Second feature by critically acclaimed and multi-award winning director Ricky Rijneke
(Nominations Golden Leopard Locarno, Tiger Competition Rotterdam)

Status: pre-production. Shooting: 2019.
Genre: Feature, drama, mystery, thriller
Length:  100 minutes, colour
Language: French / English / Dutch
Shooting format: 4K / 35mm

Director/Writer:
Director: Ricky Rijneke.
Screenwriter: Ricky Rijneke.

Selected for script development at:
Torino Film Lab Script & Pitch.
Toronto Talent Lab (TIFF) mentored by Wim Wenders
The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel International Film Lab 2017

Script Support:
Matthieu Taponier, FR (Sunset (Fipresci Prize, Venice 2018) and Son of Saul by Laszlo Nemes, Grand Prix Cannes 2015, Oscar 2016)

Casting director:
Sebastian Moradiellos, BE (Hannah 2017, Mandy 2018, Girl by Lucas Dhont Camera d’Or Cannes 2018)

Cinematographer:
Michal Englert, PL (winner Best Cinematography Award Sundance 2013, The Congress by Ari Folman, European Film Award 2013,
The Body, Silver Bear Berlin 2015, Mug by Malgorzata Szumowska, Grand Prix Berlin 2018,
The Harvesters by Etienne Kallos, Cannes 2018)

Sound / Composer:
Andrey Dergachev, RU (Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke, regular composer & sound supervisor for Andrey Zvyagintsev The Return,
The Banishment, Leviathan and Loveless, Golden Lion Venice, Jury Prize Cannes, Golden Globe)

Editing:
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, IS (Reykjavik Rotterdam, Contraband, John Wick, Atomic Blonde)
Winner (IS Oscars) Best Editing 2008, 2012, 2013.

Financial Support by:
Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Production Incentive, Polish Film Institute, Icelandic Film Centre.

Producers:
Rotterdam Films, Mildred van Leeuwaarden & Dirk Rijneke NL, Wild at Art, Peter Warnier NL
Balapolis, Magdalena Kaminska & Agata Szymanska, PL
Stenola, Anton Iffland Stettner, BE
Vintage Pictures, Birgitta Björnsdóttir, IS

The Hunter’s Son has been selected for Script&Pitch of the Torino Film Lab and The Toronto Talent Lab (TIFF).
In the framework of the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab Jerusalem 2017 she has completed the script.

 

about the director

Ricky Rijneke’s first short Wing, the fish that talked back premiered at the Locarno Film Festival nominated for the Golden Leopard for Best Film. This multi-award winning film gained international acclaim at more then 50 film festivals.

Silent Ones her first feature won eleven awards out of fifteen nominations and was screened at many international and independent film festivals such as Rotterdam Film Festival (nomination Tiger Award), Sarajevo Film Festival, Mostra São Paulo (New Directors Competition), Moscow Film Festival, T-Mobile New Horizons (Competition), New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto and many others.