Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden


Ricky Rijneke


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: 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
The Venice Gap-Financing Market of the Venice Film Festival

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)

Financial Support by:
Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Production Incentive, Polish Film Institute, Icelandic Film Centre,
Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Tax Shelter BE.

Rotterdam Films, Mildred van Leeuwaarden & Dirk Rijneke NL.

Co Producers:
Balapolis, Magdalena Kaminska & Agata Szymanska, PL
Vintage Pictures, Birgitta Björnsdóttir, IS
Wild at Art, Peter Warnier, NL

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.
Selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market of the Venice Film Festival 2019.

Supported by Eurimages / Eurimages News – Interview With Ricky Rijneke


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.