EN - Twelve-year-old city boy Niilas has been living with his father for as long as he can remember and barely knows his Swedish mother. This summer, Niilas has to travel to Lapland - much against his will - where his mother and her new family live amongst the Sami, an indigenous reindeer-herding people. Despite a warm welcome, Niilas retreats inwards. The only one who can get through to him is his half-sister Sunnà. The reindeer migration is fully underway and Niilas has to lend a helping hand. When a reindeer goes missing, Niilas joins in the search, and an impressive moose keeps crossing his path at the most unexpected moments. Gradually he discovers his roots, which prove to be stronger than he ever could have imagined. Against all odds, Niilas experiences the most adventurous summer of his life.

NL - De 12-jarige stadsjongen Niilas woont zolang hij zich kan herinneren bij zijn papa. Zijn Zweedse mama Katarina kent hij nauwelijks. Vader en zoon zijn al jaren op elkaar aangewezen en hebben een hechte band. Deze zomervakantie moet de verlegen Niilas – zeer tegen zijn zin – afreizen naar Lapland waar zijn moeder en haar nieuwe gezin bij de Sami, tussen de rendieren, wonen. De rendiertrek is volop aan de gang en ook Niilas moet een handje toesteken. Maar wat moet hij daar?

Ondanks de warme ontvangst, reageert Niilas zeer terughoudend. De enige die langzaamaan tot hem doordringt, is zijn nieuwe zus Sunnà. Wanneer een rendier vermist wordt, onderneemt hij een spannende zoektocht waarbij een indrukwekkende eland op de meest onverwachte momenten zijn pad kruist. Stilaan ontdekt hij zijn roots, die sterker blijken dan hij ooit had kunnen vermoeden. Tegen alle verwachtingen in beleeft Niilas de meest avontuurlijke zomer van zijn leven.

Info

Title Cloudboy
Original title Cloudboy
Original language Dutch, Swedish, Sami
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre family adventure
Year 2017

Credits

Cast Daan Roofthooft, Sara Sommerfeld, Ayla Gáren Audhild P. Nutti, Joakim Nils Tomas Trägårdh, Geert Van Rampelberg, Mikkel Gaup
Photography Christian Paulussen
Editing Hakan Karlsson
Sound Thierry De Vries
Art director Lars Tiller
Costume Charlotte Willems
Makeup Ingeborg Van Eetvelde
Music Helge Slikker
Line Producer Wim AH Goossens
Production Manager Dorien Onsea

Technical specs

Running time film 78'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 2.39:1
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Het Nederlands Filmfonds, het Creative Europe programma van de Europese Unie, Filmcamp, filmpool nord
Production partners Olle Wirenhed – Göta Film International (SE), Garry Cranner – Storyline (NO), FilmCamp (NO), Sabine Veenendaal – Submarine Film (NL)
Tax shelter partners BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance

Festivals

2017: TIFF Kids (CA); Zlin Film Festival (CZ); BUFF (SE); TIF (NO); Filmfest Munchen (DE); BFF (NO); Riga International Film Festival (LT)

Awards

2017: ECFA award - BFF (NO)

2016: ACE Work in Progress Award - Flanders NeXT (BE)

CONNeXT confirms the first 15

The initial 15 titles are confirmed for the second outing of Flemish invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (formerly NeXT). The event, whose slogan is ‘Connect to what’s new and who’s next’, will run over an intense and hospitable three-and-a-half days of networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October.

CONNeXT 17The latest completed Flemish films - plus (new in 2017) a selection of TV series - will be screened, while a selection of projects at various stages from development to post-production will be pitched to top professionals, including sales agents from Europe and North America and programmers from festivals such as Berlin, Karlovy Vary, Tribeca, Toronto and SXSW.

Published on Friday 19 May 2017

International take-off for Cloudboy at TIFF Kids

Cloudboy, Meikeminne Clinckspoor’s feature debut, is to receive its international première at this year’s TIFF Kids (7-23 April). The programme also contains Emiel Sandtke’s short Flying Rats, as well as two co-productions: The Day My Father Became a Bush and the animated feature Richard the Stork.

https://vimeo.com/200456500In Cloudboy, 12-year-old city boy Niilas has to travel - much against his will - to Lapland where his mother and her new family live amongst the Sami, an indigenous reindeer-herding people. A Belgian-Swedish-Norwegian-Dutch co-production, Cloudboy won last year’s Work-in-Progress Award at the inaugural edition of NeXT in Ghent.

Published on Monday 6 March 2017

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Director Meikeminne Clinckspoor
Producers Katleen Goossens
Writers Meikeminne Clinckspoor
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