EN - In How to Meet a Mermaid, the sea becomes a haven for mankind, locked in its struggle with an 'indifferent universe'. Lex, Rebecca and Miguel each have their own reasons to lay their lives in the hands of the capricious waters. The question remains, however, whether they will find what they so anxiously seek underneath the surface...

NL - In How to Meet a Mermaid doorbreekt de zee haar stilzwijgen en openbaart zij de verhalen van Lex, Rebecca en Miguel. De drie hoofdpersonages hebben ieder hun eigen reden om het water als hun laatste toevluchtsoord zien. Kunnen zij de verleiding van de immense diepte weerstaan of zullen zij net als honderdduizend anderen meegevoerd worden naar de bodem van de oceaan?


Title How to Meet a Mermaid
Original title How to Meet a Mermaid
Original language Dutch, English, Spanish
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-11-13


Photography Lars Skree
Editing Gys Zevenbergen
Sound Tim van Peppen

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Other available formats dvd, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 2.39:1
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by CoBO, Nederlands Filmfonds, Filmfonds Incentive, Mediafonds, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Danish Film Institute
Production partners Zeppers Film & TV, House of Reel, VPRO, DRK


2016: Competition for Dutch Documentary + Competition for Feature-Length Documentary - IDFA (NL)

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Short info

Director Coco Schrijber
Producers Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolai
Writers Coco Schrijber

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1081 Brussel


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18, rue Quincampoix
F 75004 Paris
T +33 14 461 77 48

Website howtomeetamermaid.nl/
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