EN - Fifteen-year-old Meis, who lives with her parents and grandmother at the end of a road, longs for adventure and passion in her life, but nothing ever seems to happen. While her family wait for the next car to crash into the front of their house, Meis begins to explore her burgeoning sexuality.

NL - Meis is 15 en woont met haar ouders en oma waar de weg stopt. Meis wil een groots en meeslepend leven. Maar er lijkt niet veel te gebeuren. Terwijl de familie wacht op de volgende auto die de voorgevel ramt, onderzoekt Meis haar ontluikende seksualiteit.

FR - Meis a 15 ans et vit avec ses parents et sa grand-mère à la fin d'une route. Meis veut mener une vie grande et passionnante, mais ce n'est pas le cas. Alors que sa famille attend la prochaine voiture qui percutera la façade de sa maison, Meis découvre sa sexualité naissante.


Title Supernova
Original title Supernova
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2013


Cast Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze, Helga Boettiger, David Schütter, Elise van 't Laar, Dennis Overweg, Rob Rotteveel
Photography Gregor Meerman
Editing Katarina Türler
Sound Diego van Uden
Art director Seth Turner
Costume Lotte Goos
Makeup Sanne Van Deursen, Christin Pohlmann

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Aspect ratio 16/9
Sound format Dolby
Colour Colour


Main producer Raymond van der Kaaij
Main production company Revolver Amsterdam
Supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Nordmedia Fonds GMBH, Lower Saxony, The investment and Business Development Bank of Lower Saxony(NBANK), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GMBH, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Coin Film (DE), Epidemic Film (BE), IJswater Films (NL)


2014: Berlin International Film Festival - Generation 14plus (DE)


The Netherlands - theatrical release: 10 April (Wild Bunch)

Berlinale takes Violet by Bas Devos

Bas Devos’ feature debut Violet is to have its world premiere at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Depicting a teenager’s growing loneliness after the brutal loss of his best friend, Violet is selected for official competition in the Generation 14plus programme. Three co-productions with Flanders also join the Generation line-up: Tamar van den Dop’s SupernovaAbove Us All by Eugenie Jansen and Finn by Frans Weisz.

VioletBas Devos delivers his first feature project with Violet, a film about a group of BMX riders who are confronted with the unexpected and brutal loss of one of their peers.

Published on Wednesday 15 January 2014

VAF announces new round of support

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has announced financial support for a series of in-the-pipeline feature film ventures. The list includes some exciting titles, such as a new project from the team behind the box office and festival hit Come As You Are.

Three projects  were granted production support. Director Hilde Van Mieghem’s Speachless is an adaptation of a novel by acclaimed author Tom Lanoye. The film will tell the true story of Josée Verbeke, Lanoye’s mother. The project’s production will be taken care of by the Caviar team. Hans Herbots’ (The SpiralThe Divine Monster) had his ready-to-go project, The Treatment (De Behandeling), granted VAF production support. The Treatment will be produced by Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.

Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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Director Tamar van den Dop
Producers Eurydice Gysel
Writers Tamar van den Dop

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