Mees Bergshoeff

mees bergehoeff

Looking out the window, filmmaker on the side.

Based in London, doing a masters Art theory and Philosophy at the University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Has a bachelor of design in Audiovisual media at The University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands. Graduated summa cum laude with honors. 

 

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? I almost lost my butt crack

On the day, 10th of April, we get a glimpse of seven people who are stuck in their mind bubbles, and try to break out of them. This absurd five-chapter film lets you reflect on our 21st century contemporary living in a surprisingly philosophical way. It’s an eclectic film that plays with the mix of high and low art.

length: 28.09 min.
Whatdoyouthink.nl
Graduation movie at The University of the Arts Utrecht.

AWARDS:

- Audience Award Best International Short Film @ 22 International Film Schools Festival - Uruguay

- First Prize Best Fiction Film – Professional Jury @ 22 International Film Schools Festival - Uruguay

Quote from the Jury: "For an anarchic and eclectic approach that manages to form a narrative unit filled with cinematic imagery and ideas."



- Best Scenario – Professional Jury @ Vers Film Festival 2022, the Netherlands

Press release: At the 26th edition of the VERS Film Awards in LAB111 for the makers of tomorrow, WHAT DO YOU THINK? I almost lost my butt crack was awarded the title of Best Scenario. The coveted prize of €2,500 production budget for a new scenario went to director Mees Bergshoeff. The jury, consisting of Festus Toll (director and winner of the VERS Film Awards 2021), Julian Ross (programmer and curator), Kim Kokosky Deforchaux (screenwriter and director), Marit Weerheijm (director and winner of the Golden Calf for Best Short Film at the NFF 2019) and Thessa Meijer (director and maker of the Dutch Oscar entry in the Short Film category 2020), had the following to say about the film:

“The idiosyncratic title, full of original thought processes, poses a question to the public that we believe should be asked more often.”


PRESS:

https://www.vice.com/nl/article/7kv9q9/fotos-afschaffing-avondklok

VIEWINGS:

- SexylandWorld Amsterdam 2021
- De Uitkijk Amsterdam 2021
- Première at Lab111 Amsterdam 2021


Click on the image to see the film. The password is buttcrack
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