LITTLE GARMAZ – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
“The Bird Boy”, 2016, Netherlands, ’22
Director: Ingrid Kamerling
Producer: Matthijs van der Laar
Editor: Inez Poortinga
Cinematography: Remko Schnorr
An intimate documentary about the unique bond between the fourteen-year-old Dave and his owl Tristan. Dave shares everything with his bird. Tristan knows him better than anyone. The past year was marked by the loss of his grandmother. The bond with the birds and the peace he finds in them, helps him cope with her death. Now, Dave is about to try and overcome his fears by training eagle Juultje, a much more dangerous bird than Tristan. Will he succeed in training his first bird of prey?
Ingrid Kamerling is an award-winning filmmaker, her film Vivian Vivian won the best film award at Perso. Her debut short film Sounds of Mazin was shown at 30+ international film festivals.